Inmates clash in prison van in Delhi, 2 dead

Inmates clash in prison van in Delhi, 2 dead

Two undertrials were killed while seven others injured in a clash between two rival gangs inside a prison van on Tuesday evening. They  were being taken back to Tihar Jail from Rohini Court in West Delhi.

Police said it was suspected that the two were strangled after being thrashed by seven other inmates. The clashing members belonged to the Neetu Dabodia gang and Neeraj Bawana gang.

The deceased persons were identified as Paras Goldy and Pradip Bhola, members of the Neetu Dabodia gang.

According to sources, leaders of the two rival gangs—Paras Goldy and Neeraj Bawana—had been fighting each other in the jail for sometime. The matter was known to the prison in-charge and the two were kept apart.

The incident took place when personnel of the Third Battalion of Delhi Police were taking them back to the jail from the court. There were nine inmates in all, including seven men from the Neeraj Bawana gang and two from the Neetu Dabodia gang.

The brawl broke out as soon as the jail vain approached West Enclave at Pitampura, alarming the van officials.

The vehicle was stopped and as the officials opened the door to see the inmates lying in a pool of blood. The inmates were taken to Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital where two were declared brought dead. The other seven sustained severe injuries.

Police said the attackers kicked Goldy and Bawana on their heads. While Goldy had 26 cases pending against him, 16 cases were against Pradeep, they said. A case under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code was registered against Bawana’s gangs. Investigation is on.

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