During his time, the jail staff posted there got to know about it. He immediately opened the ward of the prisoners making noise. After this all of their lives were saved. Complete information about the incident was given to all the top officers of the jail.
Tihar Central Jail (Photo Credit: News Nation)
- For the first time in the history of Tihar Jail, the incident of attempted mass suicide
- Did not know whether there was an attempt to commit suicide or not – Jail DG
- There will be counseling for all the prisoners on recovery, the jail staff is being appreciated
Five inmates attempted mass suicide in New Delhi’s Tihar Central Jail. Everyone was saved as the jail staff came to know about it in time. One of the sick people has been admitted to the nearest DDU hospital. An inquiry has been ordered into the reason behind the attempted mass suicide of the prisoners. According to reports, this incident took place in Tihar’s jail number three. There on Tuesday, five prisoners tried to commit suicide together.
In Tihar’s Jail No. 3, five prisoners of Ward No. 1 first injured themselves with a sharp object. Later, everyone tried to commit suicide by hanging from the ceiling or window inside their ward. In time, the information about this came to the jail staff posted there on duty. He immediately opened the ward of the prisoners making noise. After this all of their lives were saved. Complete information about the incident was given to all the top officers of the jail. First all the injured prisoners were taken to the big hospital inside the jail. A prisoner has been referred to DDU Hospital in critical condition.
Mass suicide attempt for the first time in Tihar
According to information received from sources, the incident of attempting suicide of five prisoners simultaneously in Tihar Jail has happened for the first time in history. However, many times the inmates of Tihar Jail have committed suicide or attempted suicide. According to the jail administration, after the installation of new CCTV cameras in Tihar, many prisoners have been saved on the spot. DG of Tihar Jail Sandeep Goel said about the incident that he was aware of the injuries of the prisoners, but there was no report of whether they have attempted suicide collectively or not.
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Prisoners will be counseled, jail workers will be appreciated
Goyal said that first all the prisoners will be counselled. With the help of this, their attempts to take such steps will be stopped in future. Along with this, information will be taken about all other things including the behavior of the prisoners in the jail. It will also be ascertained whether any one of them or whether several prisoners together have made any such attempt in the past. Jail personnel on duty for saving the lives of prisoners are also being appreciated.
First Published : 06 Jan 2022, 10:06:01 AM
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