Ludhiana: An inmate was bludgeoned to death by a fellow prisoner at the Ludhiana Central Jail this morning. The incident turned out to be a case of human sacrifice.
The deceased, identified as Sanjiv Kumar (28), was lodged in the jail in connection with a murder case. He was allegedly killed by Arun Kumar (32).
Arun told the police that he was a devout follower of Goddess Kali, who came in his dream last night and demanded a human sacrifice. He said he had no personal enmity with Sanjiv.
The incident took place around 7 am when Arun entered the barrack of Sanjiv Kumar after performing a ritual. Arun allegedly attacked Sanjiv while he was asleep. He repeatedly hit him with a brick on his head killing him on the spot.
The jail guards rushed to the barrack and found Sanjiv lying in a pool of blood. ACP Saurav Jindal said the accused, who was lodged in the jail for killing a person at Sarabha Nagar in 2012, had confessed to the crime. “We are investigating the matter and will register a case accordingly,” he said.
The victim’s father demanded action against the jail staff for negligence. He said the accused had a history of committing such crimes, but the jail staff did not confine him.
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