Ranchi, June 25: In another case of lynching in Jharkhand, a dowry convict serving 10-year jail term in Jamshedpur jail was beaten to death by members of a rival gang. The incident was reported on Tuesday, following a clash at the Ghaghidih Central Jail. 'Jharkhand Has Become Factory of Lynching And Violence'
The deceased, identified as Manoj Singh, was recently sentenced in a dowry case. In the prison, he was involved in a rivalry with members of the "Pankaj Dubey" gang. A clash broke out between the two sides today following an altercation, East Singhbhum district Senior Superintendent of Police Anoop Birtheray said.
The fight erupted after Singh had allegedly beaten up some members of Pankaj Dubey gang. In retaliation, they launched a fierce attack on Singh leading to his demise, the officer said.
The SSP further told reporters that an undertrial prisoner, Sumit Singh, suffered serious injuries in the clash and was admitted at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical Hospital here.
Nearly half-a-dozen other prisoners have also suffered injuries and are undergoing treatment at the jail hospital.
The case comes in the backdrop of a 22-year-old man being lynched by a frenzied mob in Jharkhand's Saraikela-Kharsawan district. The deceased has been identified as Tabrez Ansari, a resident of Jamshedpur. He was beaten to death after the mob suspected him of being a thief.