A 32-year-old man, arrested for the alleged rape of his mother, was beaten to death inside Durg jail on Wednesday night. Senior police officers said that Ajay Dewangan was arrested on Wednesday itself, produced before court and taken to the jail. He had an altercation with two other inmates Santosh Gada and Anil Tiwari at night, and was found dead in his barrack in the morning.
Dipanshu Kabra, Inspector General (Durg) said, “Dewangan had been arrested on Wednesday on the charges of sexually assaulting his mother, and sent to jail. Preliminary investigations reveal that he was attacked by the two inmates because of the charges against him, and was likely beaten to death. Further investigations are underway.”
Senior officers said that the altercation took place at night in barrack number 14, with the body discovered on Thursday morning. “This is definitely a lapse, and we are looking into the matter. Action as per law will be taken against the two inmates concerned,” an officer said. Santosh Gada is serving a sentence for murder after he was arrested in October 2007, officials said,