|2 inmates of Central Jail, Jorhat die|
JORHAT, Sept 23 - Two inmates of Central Jail, Jorhat, including an accused in the Teok Tea Estate doctor lynching case died on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.
Jail Superintendent Champakoli Bordoloi, when contacted, told this newspaper Hari Majhi (46), one of the 32 accused in the Dr Deben Dutta murder case, expired at JMCH early today morning after he was taken to the hospital following an illness.
Bordoloi said that as the wards where the inmates are lodged were unlocked early morning by jail warders, Majhi was found unconscious and immediately he was brought to the jail hospital and provided medical care.
She said that thereafter immediately, as per medical advice, Majhi was shifted to JMCH and after sometime at around 6:46 am he expired. Stating that Majhi, who did not have any health problems, Bordoloi added that other inmates have said that Majhi was active past 10 pm watching TV and talking to his fellow prisoners of the ward.
The jail superintendent said that post-mortem was done and after completing necessary formalities, the body was handed over to the family for the last rites.
She said that the court of Jorhat District and Sessions Judge, responding to a plea by Majhi’s son Rinku Majhi, another accused in the same doctor murder case, granted permission to carry out the last rites of his father under police custody.
It may be mentioned here that the judgment in the Dr Deben Dutta murder case is expected to be delivered on September 30. Majhi was lodged in the jail on September 2, 2019 after his arrest by the police following lynching of Dr Dutta by a mob at the garden hospital on August 31, 2019.
Bordoloi further informed that another inmate Bhaity Das, a prisoner convicted under Sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 324 of the IPC (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) died early morning of Tuesday following an ailment.
The superintendent said that Das was thereafter shifted to JMCH for further treatment but was reportedly declared dead at the hospital. She said that Das, a resident of Borigaon here, was lodged in the jail since October 26, 2017. He too was found normal by his fellow inmates and staff, Bordoloi stated.