JAMSHEDPUR: A prisoner lodged in the Chaibasa divisional jail in West Singhbhum district killed an inmate of the jail on Wednesday.
Police said undertrial Krishna Bodra killed Rami Dango, who is also an undergoing trial in a rail theft case, while he was having the morning meal with other inmates on the jail premises.
Bodra, accused in a murder case, hit Dango hard with a stick on the back of the head and injured him seriously. The victim died in the next one-and-half hour during medical treatment. “Given that both are residents of Muffasil police station area, we assume that the killing has its roots outside the jail,” said West Singhbhum police superintendent Arun Kumar Singh.
He said the police with the help of jail police are investigating into the matter to ascertain the exact cause of the murder. The incident has taken place in the same jail from where three Maoists had fled in a daylight jail break on January 18, 2011. tnn