New Delhi: A violent fight between two groups at the high security Tihar jail left one person dead and three others injured on Friday.  

The injured prisoners have been admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital.  According to the sources, one out of the three injured prisoners is admitted to the ICU and is stated to be critical.

The incident took place at the jail No 1 of Tihar at around 6:30 am in which 27-year-old Javed, a resident of Seelampur area of North East Delhi, died.

"Two groups had old rivalries and this morning they clashed with  each other in which inmate Javed lost his life," Tihar Law Officer Sunil Gupta said.
    
Javed was in the prison for last seven years, Gupta said adding the injured have been admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhaya hospital.
    
He said a thorough probe into the incident has already been ordered. Another official said those admitted in the hospital sustained serious injuries.

The jail authorities had stepped up security for all the 20 Pakistani inmates lodged in the jail in the wake of death of Sarabjit Singh after a murderous assault in a Lahore prison.

JPN/Agencies

Latest News from India News Desk