Sunday, February 9, 2014

Woman prisoner hangs self in Udaipur jail bathroom

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Date: Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM
Subject: Woman prisoner hangs self in Udaipur jail bathroom
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Cc: "Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi" <>, <>

The Chairperson
National Human Rights Commission
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
I want to bring in your kind attention towards the news published in Times of India on 9 February, 2014 regarding Woman prisoner hangs self in Udaipur jail bathroom

Woman prisoner hangs self in Udaipur jail bathroom

TNN Feb 9, 2014, 02.44AM IST

UDAIPUR: An undertrial woman prisoner was found hanging in one of the bathrooms at the central jail here in the wee hours of Saturday. Mangibai (44) was found hanging from a supporting rod in the jail bathroom at 4.15 am, police said. Mental stress was assumed to be the reason behind the suicide, according to other inmates.
The incident came to light when an inmate peeped through the grills after Mangibai failed to respond to calls. Jail guards were informed who rushed to the spot and pulled down the body.
The prisoner had used a long piece of woollen shawl she was wearing to hang herself. While the bathroom roof just had an average height, having built with caution to prevent such incidents in prison, the neck bones were found fractured during postmortem probably caused by the jerk when she jumped to hang herself to death.
The deceased was a murder accused and was lodged in jail for past 8 months under Section 302 and 204 of the IPC, said Kailash Trivedi, jail superintendent. Mangibai was a native of Suvato ka Guda, a village near Saira in the district and she was facing trial for murdering a man from her village. She was undergoing huge mental stress presumably due to the monotonous jail schedule and the long trial proceedings.
The prisoner's body was sent for postmortem in the morning and after completion of formalities, handed over to her family members. A judicial magistrate is investigating the case.

Therefore it is kind request
  1. To conduct an inquiry in this incident of custodial death under section 176(1)A Cr.PC by a Judicial Magistrate
  2. To provide compensation to the victim's family.
3.   To ensure Videography of the Post-Mortem Report of the victim& the same is informed to NHRC.

Thanking You
Sincerely Yours
Rohit Kumar
Detention Watch Co-ordinator