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Man let go from jail as part of COVID-19 decongestion drive murdered within hour of release


Nation Next Newsroom | May 28, 2020 20:46

An undertrial prisoner, who was released from Yerwada Jail in Pune as part of the COVID-19 decongestion drive, was murdered within an hour of his release.
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In a shocking incident, a 24-year-old undertrial prisoner, who was released from Yerwada Jail in Pune as part of the decongestion of jails due to COVID-19, was murdered by eight persons within an hour of his release.  The victim, who has been identified as Nitin Shivaji Kasabe, was lodged in the jail because of an attempt to murder charge.

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As per reports, Nitin was released from the jail at 9:30 pm on Wednesday on temporary bail. He was attacked by the eight persons at around 10:30 pm in Yerwada area. Yunus Shaikh, Senior Inspector, Yerwada Police Station, said, ” About an hour after his release, he was attacked by a group of people. The attack proved fatal. We believe the murder was a fallout of past rivalry. Within hours after the murder, eight persons have been detained by our teams. Probe in on.”

This is the second such incident to happen after the release of a prisoner from Yerwada jail. Earlier a prisoner Munna Ishwar Yadav (23), who was released on April 15, was found murdered on a footpath a few days later.