COIMBATORE: A 20-year-old college student murder accused died minutes after he started vomiting after taking breakfast at the Pollachi sub-jail, here on Sunday. Sources said though he was rushed to the Pollachi GH, he died without responding to the treatment.
Sources said that the deceased was identified as M Vinod Kumar, a native of Krishnagiri. He had been charged with the murder of a fellow college student and lodged at the sub-jail along with five collegemates. They were arrested on charge of murdering final year engineering student, B Karthikeyan (21), studying at college on Pollachi road and had been lodged at the sub-jail since January 7.
On Sunday, Vinod Kumar was rushed to the Pollachi government hospital after he started vomiting and fell unconscious around 8.25 am. Minutes after reaching the hospital, he died.
P Arunchalam, Superintendent of sub-jail, told Express that the deceased had consumed gruel for breakfast on Sunday and had rice and sambar for dinner on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Superintendent of Central Prison, K Anandan, who inspected Pollachi sub-jail after the inmate’s death, suspended the sub-jail’s Superintendent Arunachalam and chief head warden Krishnan.
“Vinod could have been saved if the Superintendent or warden had admitted him to a hospital when he complained of stomach pain on Saturday,” said Anandan.