Tihar Jail Prisoner Stabs Inmate Multiple Times, Kills Him: Police

The prisoner who died was an accused in a rape case and had been in jail since 2014. (File)

New Delhi:

A prisoner was stabbed to death by another inmate inside Delhi’s Tihar Jail today allegedly over an old dispute, an official said.

Mohammad Mehtab, 27, was stabbed multiple times, including on his stomach and neck, by a sharp metal object allegedly by Zakir, 21, at central jail around 6 am.

Zakir was recently shifted to jail 8/9 from jail 5, Director General (Prison) Sandeep Goel said.

The wounds on the prisoner’s neck were deeper and he was given first-aid in jail dispensary. He was then taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital where doctors pronounced him brought dead, the official said.

The reason behind the attack seems to be old, personal enmity, Mr Goel said. A murder case has been registered at Hari Nagar police station against Zakir.

Proceedings are being conducted by the metropolitan magistrate, the official added.

Mohammad Mehtab was an accused in a rape case in Ambedkar Nagar in 2014 and was in jail since then. Zakir, a murder accused from Jaitpur, has been in jail since 2018.

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