MPHRC orders Rs 2 lakh compensation over prisoner’s death in Rewa

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2017 11:14:08


Staff Reporter,

MPHRC bench noted that, for entire one month no proper treatment was provided to the deceased and in the absence of improper medical aid Daddu singh died in jail premises. As the inmate was not well since months, the jail authorities should have initiated for his voluntary bail procedure

IN ONE of the incident at Central Jail Rewa, an inmate Daddu Singh died of not getting proper medical aid. Taking cognizance of the incident, now Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission (MPHRC) has asked to pay 2 lakh compensation to the deceased family. MPHRC bench is not in co-ordinance with the reply of Central Jail headquarters which claimed that proper medical aid was provided to the concerned inmate.


MPHRC bench noted that, for entire one month no proper treatment was provided to the deceased and in the absence of improper medical aid Daddu singh died in jail premises. As the inmate was not well since months, the jail authorities should have initiated for his voluntary bail procedure. When his condition was deteriorated he was referred to Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Rewa, from there he was again referred to Gandhi Memorial Hospital where he died during medication. Earlier, it was reported that, as per Prison Statistics India-2015 Madhya Pradesh has the third highest number of jail inmates suffering from mental illness. There are 453 people lodged in different jails of the State with mental illness. With 781, Uttar Pradesh has topped the list followed by Odisha with 554, showed the statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau. Besides, the report say, Madhya Pradesh has the second highest number of 38,458 jail inmates, including 1,322 females. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number with 88,747.


Madhya Pradesh has 122 jails 11 central jails, 39 district jails and 72 sub-jails.Out of the total 38,458 inmates in Madhya Pradesh, 17,058 are convicts while 21,300 are under-trials.


According to NCRB (National Crime Record Bureau) report, State has the second highest 11,207 jail inmates who are convicted in murder cases. This is 15.7% of the total 70,827 murder convicts in the country. In order to improvise the situations in jails MPHRC has sent recommendations earlier to which no proper compliance has been taken by the jail authorities.