Soro Sub-Jail Inmate Alleges Jailor Torturing Prisoners, Selling Phones

Balasore: A video of an undertrial prisoner of Soro Sub-Jail in Balasore district bringing serious allegations of torture by the jail authorities has gone viral on social media.

The prisoner identified as Kamalakant Das has alleged that the jail authorities including the Jailor Priyambada Panda beats the prisoners and also not giving them food.

The jailor is also involved in selling mobile phones, drugs, ganja, and other items to prisoners in connivance with one prisoner, Das added. He even alleged the jailor is responsible for the recent suicide of an undertrial prisoner.

However, Panda denied the allegations and said the prisoners are being provided diet as per government guidelines.

Police and a departmental inquiry have also been held over the death of the undertrial prisoner. Besides, the post-mortem report had confirmed that he had committed suicide, she added.

Kamalakant Das, Prisoner, Soro Sub-Jail