File photo of Deepak Shakya.
There was a stir in Etawah District Jail after the death of a prisoner under suspicious circumstances. Fearing murder, his family members have demanded action by registering a case of murder against the jail officials. The name of the prisoner who died is Deepak Shakya, who was a resident of Baharpura village under Bharthana police station area of Etawah district.
Deepak’s wife Megha committed suicide by hanging on January 2, after which her relatives filed a case of dowry murder, on the basis of which Deepak and his father were arrested and sent to jail on January 3.
died during treatment in hospital
On January 5, around 9 o’clock in the evening, Deepak was taken from the Etawah district jail in an injured condition to Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Government Joint Hospital at the headquarters. Jail officials inform that Deepak has been injured after falling from a tree, but he is not in a position to tell how Deepak finally fell from the tree and died during treatment.
Today Deepak’s family members were informed about his death through telephone, then along with the family members, many of his acquaintances reached the district hospital. Those who made serious allegations against the jail administration and said that Deepak has been put to death by killing him inside the jail.
Jail officers told responsible for death
Deepak’s cousin Gaurav told that the person who had entered the jail safely on 3 January and what finally happened to him that he lost his life within 2 days. It is clear that something like this has definitely happened inside the jail, due to which Deepak has died. The jail officials are responsible in every situation regarding the death. Action should be taken by registering a murder case against them.
dead body sent for postmortem
After receiving information about Deepak’s family members creating a ruckus in the district hospital, many officers including Etawah Municipal Magistrate Rajendra Prasad, Deputy District Magistrate Rajesh Verma, CO City Amit Kumar Singh arrived with the police force to convince the angry people who believed this. Gave that the entire case would be investigated by a magistrate level officer and the post-mortem of the dead body is being done by a panel of three doctors. If the jail personnel are found guilty after the post-mortem report, then punitive action will be taken against them.