A murder accused was allegedly stabbed to death by three undertrials inside Tihar Jail on Monday afternoon. Police said an inquiry has been ordered into the incident, which was the result of a long-standing personal enmity between the accused and the deceased.
According to jail officials, around 1.45 pm on Monday, the undertrials attacked and stabbed Ajay Kumar (41) near ward number 15. Kumar was rushed to DDU hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said.
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The three accused were later identified as Sumit, Rakesh and Ramakant (alias Raju) — all reportedly members of the Ravi Gangwal gang.
Jail officials said Kumar had personal rivalry with Ramakant. The two used to work together in the past, but they had a falling out over monetary issues.
Both of them have several criminal cases registered against them. “Kumar had been out of jail since the last three years till he came in last week,” a senior police officer said.
Kumar was sent to prison on May 5 in a murder case and was lodged in jail number four. On Monday afternoon he went to meet his wife, flanked by two jail staffers. On his way back to his cell he was cornered and attacked.