Villagers protest against ”murder” in Dasna jail

Ghaziabad, Apr 10 (PTI) Alleging that the death of a prisoner, who died in Dasna jail here on March 31 was a murder, residents of a Meerut village held a protest demanding a probe into the matter. Irshad, a resident of Rasoolpur Dhaulry village in Meerut, died in Dasna jail here due to heart attack but the villagers protested that he was allegedly murdered inside the jail and the jail staff converted the murder into a natural death, police said. They also alleged that the deceased’s neck bore some marks. Inspector General of Police has promised the villagers a thorough inquiry into the matter, police said. Irshad was lodged in jail here since 2008 under NDPS Act. However, Superintendent of Dasna jail Virash Raj Sharma denied all the possibilities of murder inside the jail and said that it was a natural death caused due to heart attack. Post mortem report of Irshad also did not say anything about murder, Sharma added.

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