Seven people including the jailor of a prison in Jalaun district have been booked for murder, a year after an undertrial died there under mysterious circumstances. The case has been registered as per a local court’s direction.
“On the court’s directive, the case has been registered against seven persons including jailor, two jail warders and others. Complainant of the case is the undertrial Satyavrat’s brother Devyarath,” said Sunil Tiwari, station officer, Orai police station. An FIR was lodged against Uday Pratap Singh, then jailor of Orai district jail, warders Vinod Dixit and Vinod Kumar Tiwari and Neeraj Tiwari, Pankaj Tiwari and Amit Kumar of Madhya Pradesh and Rajesh Nai of Jalaun.
Satyavrat (28), a native of Teekamgarh district in Madhya Pradesh, was lodged in the prison in connection with a murder case. On November 28 last year, he allegedly fell sick after consuming food in the premises. He was rushed to the district hospital, where doctors pronounced him brought dead. Since the autopsy report was inconclusive, the viscera was preserved and sent for examination. The viscera report is still awaited, said Tiwari.
According to the station officer, Devyarath had alleged in his complaint that his brother was murdered inside the prison as part of a conspiracy hatched by his rivals in collusion with jail officials.
He had also claimed that Satyavrat’s transfer from Jhansi district to Orai district jail on administrative grounds on November 27, 2014, was planned, said Tiwari. Devyarath had further alleged that his brother’s rivals, included the accused, had offered money to Orai jail officials, after which they started giving Satyavrat “slow poison”, which led to his death.