Rape accused commits suicide in jail toilet, hours before court judgement

A youth, accused of raping his minor relative, hung himself to death at the Morena district Jail toilet, few hours before a local court pronouncing his judgment on Friday morning.

Published: 05th May 2017 05:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2017 05:37 PM   |  A+A-

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BHOPAL: A youth, accused of raping his minor relative, hung himself to death at the Morena district Jail toilet, few hours before a local court pronouncing his judgment on Friday morning. 

Dinesh Jatav (28) was to receive the verdict for allegedly raping the nine-year-old girl.

Prima facie Jatav has committed suicide by hanging himself with a towel through the ventilator of the jail's toilet, an officer at Morena district jail said. 

While a judicial probe has been ordered, the superintendent of Gwalior Central Jail will hold a primary enquiry, said deputy inspector general (DIG-Jails) Sanjay Pandey in Bhopal.

According to department sources, the head warder and two jail guards are likely to face action for dereliction of duty.

Dinesh Jatav, a native of Singhal Basti in Morena town (500 km from Bhopal) was lodged at the Morena district jail since March 2016 for the alleged rape.

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