Inmate dies after falling from truck inside Tihar premises - The New Indian Express

Inmate dies after falling from truck inside Tihar premises

Published: 24th July 2013 10:30 AM

Last Updated: 24th July 2013 10:30 AM

A 35-year-old Tihar jail inmate, who was allegedly trying to escape the prison in a PWD truck, today slipped from the vehicle and died.

Pappu - a drug addict - was arrested on July 18 in connection with a theft case. He was lodged in Jail no 1 of the high security prison, jail authorities said.

He was sent to a drug de-addiction centre a day later and returned yesterday from the centre, they said.

"Today, at around 10 AM, he jumped onto a moving truck hired by a PWD contractor to bring construction material.

"The truck was going out of the jail after unloading the construction material. But he fell down and sustained fatal injuries," Tihar Jail spokesperson Sunil Gupta said.

He was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhayay Hospital where he was declared dead, they said, adding the matter is being probed by a metropolitan magistrate.

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