Inmates get high on`bhaang', fight inside Goa Central jail

A `celebration' on Mahashivratri night at the Central jail in Goa turned chaotic with a fight breaking out between inmates and two of them overdosing on `bhaang' and landing in hospital.

Published: 15th February 2018 12:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2018 12:05 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

PANAJI: A `celebration' on Mahashivratri night at the Central jail in Goa turned chaotic with a fight breaking out between inmates and two of them overdosing on `bhaang' and landing in hospital.

Babu Arolkar and Vinay Gadekar, inmates of the Central Jail at Colvale, were admitted to Goa Medical College and Hospital late last night, a senior jail official said.

While jail officials didn't come out with any formal statement, a source said that inmates, who were high on bhang (a preparation of cannabis) that had been smuggled into the prison, had a scuffle among themselves.

Sub-inspector Rohan Madgaonkar of Mapusa police said that the Jail Superintendent has lodged a complaint under section 358 (assault) of the IPC, and further probe is on.

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