Muslim prisoner branded with an Om on his back in Delhi’s Tihar Jail, court orders enquiry: A Delhi court has ordered a detailed enquiry in Delhi’s Tihar Jail after a Muslim prisoner complained that jail superintendent allegedly branded him with an ‘Om’ on his back. Nabir, who is currently undertrial prisoner at the Tihar jail, filed a complaint at Karkardooma court that jail Superintendent Rajesh Chauhan burn-stamped ‘Om’ on his back knowing the fact that he was a Muslim.
The court has asked for an explanation from the Director General of police (DGP), prison. Tihar Jail DG said, “DIG is conducting an enquiry. The inmate has been shifted to another jail. A detailed report will be submitted to the court”.
It has been reported that the court has already enquired the burn marks of Nabir and the photographs are also been taken into possession. Reports said that the incident took place on Wednesday, April 17. He was lodged in a jail no-4 high-risk ward for supplying arms. He was also allowed to make calls to his family members, unlike other prisoners.
The court in its orders stated that the allegations raised by the prisoner are of serious nature and required immediate intervention. The court has asked the DGP, Prisoner, Head Quarter, Jail No. 4, New Delhi to make enquiry report of the matter immediately.
The matter came into light after Nabir told his family about the inhumane treatment that he had been going underway in the prison. The reports said he was also physically assaulted in the prison.
He said he was assaulted after he complained about the non-functioning induction cooker provided by the jail. He also alleged that he was starved for two days and cigarette marks were also seen on his back.