The Newsfeed

Under-trial prisoner dies in Jammu central Jail

Representational Image

Jammu:  An under-trial prisoner died under mysterious circumstances at a high-security central jail here, officials said on Saturday.

Sunny Singh, a resident of Deoli village, was facing charges in three cases, including that of murder, registered against him at Bishnah police station between 2008 and 2010, the officials said.

They said Singh, who was in his early 30”s, died at Kot Bhalwal central jail on Friday night and later his body was shifted to a government medical college (GMC) for postmortem in the early hours of Friday.

It was not immediately known what led to his death, the officials said, adding that he was found unconscious in his barrack and was immediately attended by the jail hospital staff.

Besides the murder case registered against him in 2010, he was also facing trial in two other cases related to various sections of the law, including wrongful restraint, theft and voluntarily causing hurt, the officials said.

His father Prabu Singh said he was informed about the death of his son by the local police station around 5 am.

“He spent most of his detention period in Amphalla district jail and was shifted to Kot Bhalwal jail about a year ago. We met him about a week ago and he was perfectly alright,” he said, demanding a proper investigation into his death.


Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies