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5 Tihar jail inmates died in 8 days, magisterial inquiry ordered

25/12/2021 at 3:30 PM

New Delhi, Dec 25: Five prisoners at the high-security Tihar Jail in New Delhi have died in the past eight days, prompting a magisterial inquiry into the death cases.

Delhi Police official on Saturday said that a “Magisterial inquiry under Sec 176 of the CrPC has been initiated in all the fatalities.

The official said the deaths of the prisoners took place in different jails.

Even though the circumstances indicate natural causes like old disease or other unknown reasons behind the deaths, inquest proceedings are being conducted by Metropolitan Magistrate in each case.

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