A prisoner in Delhi’s Tihar jail stabbed one other inmate to demise allegedly to avenge the rape of his sister six years in the past, police stated on Tuesday.
On Monday, 21-year-old Zakir stabbed Mohammad Mehtab (27), a resident of Nizamuddin, inside Tihar jail quantity 8/9.
Mehtab was stabbed a number of instances, together with on his abdomen and neck, by a pointy metallic object by Zakir at round 6 am, police stated.
Zakir, a resident of Delhi’s Dakshinpuri, was lately shifted to jail Eight from jail 5.
The injuries on Mehtab’s neck had been deep and he was given first-aid within the jail dispensary. He was then taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital the place docs pronounced him useless on arrival.
“Throughout investigation, it was discovered that Mehtab was an accused within the rape case of Zakir’s minor sister in 2014. The woman reportedly died by suicide later,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Deepak Purohit stated.
Zakir was lately transferred to ward quantity four of jail quantity 8. Mehatab was already lodged in identical ward on the primary ground, police stated.
This switch was accomplished on the request of the accused as he had a battle with different inmates in his earlier ward. He on the lookout for a possibility to take revenge from Mehtab, they stated.
When different inmates got here out for morning prayers on Monday at round 6 am, the accused went upstairs and stabbed Mehtab with a knife-like object, the Deputy Commissioner of Police stated.
A homicide case has been registered at Delhi’s Hari Nagar police station towards Zakir.
Mehtab was an accused in a rape case in Ambedkar Nagar in 2014 and has been in jail since then. Zakir, a homicide accused, has been in jail since 2018.