Prisoner alleges physical torture, harassment at Coimbatore Central prison

By SimpliCity News Team

May 16, 2018 05:34 PM

Coimbatore: A prisoner who was produced at District Court here today created a ruckus at the Court premises and alleged that he is being physically attacked and harassed inside the prison.

Sanjay Raja (26) from Gandhimanagar is a convict in a murder case and he is undergoing life imprisonment at Coimbatore Central prison here. Sanjay Raja is also an accused in several other cases and he was produced in Court today for the hearing of one of the cases.

Sanjay Raja was produced before Judicial Magistrate 6 today for the hearing of the case and at the Court, he complained that jail wardens are harassing him inside the prison. Later, when we brought outside the Court premises, he tore his shirt and created a ruckus at the Court premises. He alleged, "Jail Superintendent Senthil Kumar has put placed me in solitary confinement, makes me stand nude and he attacks me physically. I have suffered severe injuries due to these attacks." He demanded that he should be given medical treatment and he requested that the authorities should shift him to another prison at the earliest.

Later, police took him away and he was pulled into the jeep by policemen. Other prisoners who were produced at Court today also said that they are being harassed in jail.

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