Two Tihar jail prisoners killed in clash in moving jail van

New Delhi: Two prisoners were on Tuesday killed and five injured in a clash that broke out between two groups inside a moving jail van transporting them from Rohini court to the Tihar Jail.

The incident was reported around 4.30 PM. The two police officials escorting the inmates did not stop the vehicle when they saw the prisoners fighting and directly took the van towards Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital in outer Delhi’s Mongolpuri area, police said.

“When the prisoners were rushed to the hospital, two of them — identified as Paras Goldy and Pradip Bhola — were declared dead on arrival,” said a senior police official.

The van was carrying nine inmates divided into two groups of seven and two members each.

A case under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered at the Mongolpuri police station, the official added.