Prisoner dies in failed Goa jail break

Panaji, Jan 25 (IANS) A prisoner was killed in Goa’s Sada sub-jail and several others were injured after a failed jail break late on Tuesday, police said on Wednesday.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Lawrence D’Souza said Vinayak Korbatkar died due to severe stab injuries which he received in the melee.

“He was declared dead on arrival at a hospital,” the officer said.

Korbatkar was involved in the stabbing of another criminal, Ashpak Bengre, earlier in 2017.

South Goa Collector Swapnil Naik told reporters that the incident happened on the eve of shifting prisoners to the newly constructed Colvale Central jail, 15 km north of Panaji.

“The escape attempt took place after a fight broke out between two groups in the jail. They later attacked our jail guards and tried to escape from the main gate. But they were stopped by police,” Naik said.

Late on Tuesday night, 45 prisoners and undertrials attempted to escape from the sub-jail, located 40 km from Panaji, after assaulting jail guards. The sub-jail is under repair.

Some prison staff also received minor injuries. Nine prisoners and four guards were treated at a government-run facility.

It took the police several hours to secure the prison and stop the inmates from escaping.