BANGALORE: The murder of three-month-old baby Neha Afreen has also disturbed the minds of some inmates at the Parappana Agrahara central prisons. As a result, some inmates allegedly planned to attack her father Umar Farooq, who is lodged in the prison since he was arrested on Sunday. This has forced the jail authorities to shift Farooq to a room in the high security block of the prison to ensure his safety.
According to prison officials, some of the inmates were enraged after they learnt that Afreen succumbed at Vani Vilas Hospital. After they got the information from newspapers that Afreen’s father was lodged in the prison, some inmates wanted to beat him up. They also began their search for Farooq but could not trace the block he was kept in. But before they could find him, an inmate tipped off the jail staff that some inmates had planned to attack Farooq.
“Immediately after getting the information, we shifted him to a cell in the high security block on Thursday morning. Presently, Farooq is staying with around 20 other inmates in the high security cell,” said T H Lakshminarayana, the Chief Superintendent of the prison.
He also added that they had anticipated that such an incident will take place. “About ten years back, a man, who was alleged of raping his aunt was sent to the prison. Raged with his act, some inmates had assaulted him,” he explained.