26-year-old inmate dies by suicide at Tihar Jail

A 26-year-old prisoner hanged himself in Delhi's Tihar Jail complex after a court convicted him the previous day

New Delhi: A Tihar Jail inmate committed suicide inside the prison premises, an official said on Tuesday.

The deceased was identified as 26-year-old Javed.

Earlier on Monday, a Delhi court convicted Javed in a case registered under section 392 (robbery), 397 (dacoity) and others.

“After his conviction he was brought to Central Jail No. 8/9. He committed suicide by hanging in the common toilet area of the enclosure for mulahiza inmates at around 5 p.m,” said the senior prison official.

“All concerned persons have been informed and a Judicial Magistrate enquiry is going on.”

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