The fights inside the jail are not the new story anymore in Goa and with the recent case of the murder of notorious criminal Ashpak in the Colvale central jail is the live example of how far the things can go. According to the recent reports, the under trial was beaten to death in the Sada sub-jail by another jail inmate. The news came into the light when the under trial succumbed to his injuries while undergoing the treatment in GMC. Read the complete report here.
According to the sources, a 35-year-old undertrial was assaulted by the another jail mate inside the Sada sub-jail. The matter came to the light when the injured jail mate was admitted to GMC and later succumbed to his injuries. The sources have revealed that the jail authorities kept the police in darkness and tried to cover up the case, which has now come to light following Chawan’s death. The deceased Sanjay Chavan was arrested by police in the case of robbery while the accused Sujit Kumar Singh is facing the murder case and was in the jail to face the trial.
The sources have also revealed that, Sanjay Chavan who has remained in the police custody for the theft case reported against him in the Maina Curtorim police station but the day he was lodged into the Sada sub-jail he was assaulted by the accused and has been threatened with the dire consequences but the same was not taken by the jail authorities seriously which finally ended in his murder.
Although the sources claim that jail authorities were in process of hushing up this matter as they normally do but the truth came into the light when the condition of deceased became serious and they were unable to hide the matter any further. This has sent a very serious message on the existence of the safety inside the custody.
As per the reports after the assault Chavan did not inform the jail authorities about the injuries but when his condition started detonating the jail authorities admitted him into the Chicalim Cottage Hospital. The next day doctors at Chicalim hospital informed the police about the drop in hemoglobin count of Chawan and he was immediately shifted to the GMC on September 16 and on October 5th Chawan succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment, said the sources. the sources have also informed to the media that the deceased Chawan had serious injuries on his face with the fracture in his jaw and several internal injuries.
Mormugao Police informed that the jail authorities had lodged a formal complaint about the assault case on September 20, following which the jail authorities booked Sujit under Section 325 of IPC.Police also recorded the victim’s statement, who informed the police about the assault case reported in the jail premises. “We had registered an assault case against Sujit and now after Chavan’s death, we added Section 302 to the case,” police told reporters.
It looks like there is no proper procedure or system how the entire things operate in out state at the moment. The assault took place in the begging of September and the victim admitted to the hospital on 15th September. The Jail authorities reported the case to police on 20th September the delay of almost five days which remains unexplained. There is no doubt that jail authorities were in process of hushing up of the matter as there was no reason for the delay in informing the police about the incident after five days.
The negligence of the jail authorities have come into the light with the recent case of two women tried committing the suicide inside the jail by consuming the phenol to run away from the harassment of jail authorities by giving them extra work.
Meanwhile, when the media contacted the additional IG Prisons, Siddhivinayak Naik he told the completely different story to the media. According to him, the victim was taken to the hospital to remove the stitches and doctor incomes about the low hemoglobin count and advised him to get admitted to the hospital but Chawan died. He also refused to comment on the delay in reporting the matter to the police saying that he will call for an inquiry into this case to surface the truth. “Officially I have been told that the victim was taken to the hospital to have his stitches removed. However, doctors admitted him due to low hemoglobin, but if there is any lapse, then we would surely call for an inquiry,” he added.