Undertrial's Mysterious Death in Assam Jail Sparks Outcry

An undertrial man, Shailja Borgohain, died in Assam's Dibrugarh Central Jail. Allegedly a victim of domestic violence, Borgohain's family found his lifeless body instead of a released inmate. They refused to take possession, leading to a formal investigation into the dubious circumstances surrounding his death.

PTI | Dibrugarh | Updated: 14-06-2024 20:30 IST | Created: 14-06-2024 20:30 IST
Undertrial's Mysterious Death in Assam Jail Sparks Outcry
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An undertrial man's sudden death in Assam's Dibrugarh Central Jail has ignited outrage and calls for a thorough investigation. Shailja Borgohain, 30, detained for a domestic violence case, died mysteriously just days after his arrest.

Borgohain's family arrived to collect him on bail, only to find his lifeless body in a wheelchair. They refused to accept it, demanding justice and accountability from the jail authorities, who attempted to hand over the body without explanation.

The police have registered a case and are awaiting a post-mortem report to determine the cause of death. The family's allegations point to serious human rights violations within the jail system, pressing for immediate action and transparency in the investigation.

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