At least three inmates, including two foreign nationals, were killed in a Manipur jail in two separate clashes among prisoners in the wee hours of Saturday.
Three officials of the Manipur Central Jail Sajiwa and an under trial were also injured in the scuffles.
According to official sources, Saudi Arabia nationals Yusuf and Abdus Salam allegedly bludgeoned a local inmate, Thangminlian Zou alias Bobon, to death on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. When other inmates got to know about Zou’s death, who was imprisoned in connection with a murder case, they attacked the Saudi duo and killed them.
Yusuf and Abdus were arrested in 2013 for entering the state from Mynamar without valid documents. The two had received a one-year jail term each, which got over in 2014. The process of deporting them was underway.
“We’re trying to contact the concerned (Saudi Arabian) authorities for deporting the bodies of the deceased. If there is no positive response we will go according to the rules,” said the additional director general of police (DGP) (prisons) P Doungel.