NHRC DG(I) to investigate Custodial Death in Odisha Jail

Bhubaneswar: National Human Rights Commission has taken serious note of an under-trail prisoner death in Alipingal jail of Jagatsinghpur District. The Commission Order it’s Director General (Invetstigation) to inquiry into the matter and submit its report within eight weeks.

One Aravind Mallick, an under-trail prisoner was suspiciously dead in Alipingal Sub Jail under Jagatsingpur District on March 02. He is in Alipingal Jail from 9th December, 2011 and found dead on March 02, 2012 in Jail. According to Jail official his body was found in the Latrine room of the Jail. He was brought dead to the District Headquarter Hospital in Jagatsingpur with Hand cupped. Managing Trustee of Pipili based Organization ‘India Media Centre’ and Human rights activist Mr. Akhand filed a petition in the case alleging that due to torture or negligence on part of jail officials or gang war among prisoners, Arvind is dead. This death case was reported to NHRC by Collector and District Magistrate of Jagatsinghpur. So the commission clubbed the petition of  Akhand with first file and pass a order to DG(I) to investigate the matter by collecting the facts and requisite reports and submit the final report within eight weeks. One Siba Sankar Patro of Ganjam also filed third petition in this case. All the three cases are clubbed together and commission is waiting for the report from DG(I).

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