Monday, July 7, 2014

Masaurhi jail inmate found dead

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From: PVCHR Communication <>
Date: Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 10:42 AM
Subject: Masaurhi jail inmate found dead
To: covdnhrc <>, jrlawnhrc <>
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 7th July, 2014 regarding Masaurhi jail inmate found dead

PATNA: A 40-year-old inmate of Masaurhi subdivisional jail was found dead in his cell on Sunday morning. The wife of the diseased, Parvati Devi, and other relatives alleged that Purnadev Chaudhary succumbed to his injuries as he was brutally beaten by the police.

IG (prisons and correctional services) Prem Singh Meena said three doctors would do the postmortem at PMCH. "The postmortem has been videographed. The report is expected on Monday. Only then we can confirm the reason of the death," he said.

According to police sources, Purnadev of village Deoria under Bhagwanganj police station area in Patna district was arrested and sent to jail by Bhagwanganj police on July 2 for selling hooch. But his wife has complained to the prison department that he died because of police thrashing.

Meena said, "He did not wake up on Sunday morning. The jail doctor declared him dead. Some external marks of physical assault were visible, as told by the relatives and the jail superintendent. An FIR has been lodged with Masaurhi police station in this connection."

Patna SSP Manu Maharaaj said Parvati as well as the jail administration alleged in writing that ASI Sunil and SI Anil beat Purnadev badly during the last couple of days. However, Purnadev had been in judicial custody since July 2. The jail doctor declared him medically fit on July 3 and July 4, the SSP said.

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