Prisoner released for good conduct in Bihar returns to same jail after killing 2

November 27, 2018

Bihar’s Aurangabad district and local divisional jail authorities have landed in trouble as the prisoner released by them during the ritualistic release of prisoners on Gandhi Jayanti went on to kill two persons and returned to the same prison within a month and a half.  The 27-year-old prisoner is convicted under the Arms Act, accused in four more such cases and is facing charges of extortion and assault.

The accused, who is a resident of Aurangabad’s Nabinagar police station area, found out about his wife’s extramarital affair soon after his release with a man who was his co-prisoner in Sasaram jail a few months back, after which he was in search of a good moment to eliminate the man.

According to the police, the accused then confronted the man and his cousin on November 4, 2018, and shot the man on the spot while dragging his cousin to a nearby pond where he drowned him. The police initially had no clue about the murders, however, upon reaching his wife they discovered the cause of the murders.

The accused was arrested on November 18 and has been sent back to the same jail from where he was released on the grounds of good character and showing signs of reform. As per the preliminary investigation of the Bihar jail authorities the local district and jail authorities have been found to have violated rules as only elderly convicts who have served a substantial amount of time in jail, have shown good conduct and do not have any pending cases against them are supposed to be released during Gandhi Jayanthi every year.

The Bihar government is now trying to investigate as to how the accused was granted clemency and released out of the prison, even after being convicted under the Arms Act and having pending cases against him.


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