– MLA Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh seek probe into the case
Kapurthala: Two inmates who were locked in the Modern Jail Kapurthala committed suicide in their respective barracks. The deceased have been identified as Tarun Kumar (40) resident of Bara Pind (Goraya) and Ravi Kumar resident of Kapurthala.
Sources said that Tarun Kumar committed suicide in the morning at about 8 am while Ravi Kumar committed suicide at about 1 am at midnight. Both of them hanged themselves in their respective barracks.
Notably, Tarun Kumar was facing the trial under the charges of drug peddling as he was arrested with 330 gm narcotic powder on 18th April, 2015 while Ravi Kumar was facing the wheat theft charges which happened on 12th May, 2015.
The wailing kins of the deceased demanded action against the jail authorities.
Notably, the number of deaths reported in Kapurthala Modern Jail since 2011 are 50.
MLA Kapurthala Rana Gurjit Singh seek probe into the case
Senior Congress leader and Kapurthala MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh today sought probe into the alleged suicide by two jail inmates in Kapurthala Modern jail. He said irrespective of what charges they were facing, the two inmates did not deserve to meet this end.
In a statement issued here today, Rana said it was quite unfortunate that the inmates were driven to suicide inside the jail. “And this happened in what is supposed to be the modern jail”, he remarked.
Expressing sympathies with the bereaved families, the Congress legislator maintained that the two inmates have paid heavily with their lives.
Rana stressed upon the government and the jail authorities to ensure that such incidents are not allowed to take place in future. He said, the matter deserves to be probed thoroughly and if anybody is found to be guilty he must be brought to the book.