Mysterious death of undertrail in Karwar jail; murder suspected
Karwar, May 28: In the mysterious death of an undertrail kept in the district jail in Karwar, locals have expressed suspicion alleging that the undertrail had been killed by his fellow mates inside the jail, owing to the wounds and injury marks found on him when his body was found by the authorities.
The deceased undertrial is Lokesh Prabhakar Naik (39), resident of Shiravada in Karwar taluk.
Earning his livelihood as an auto rickshaw driver earlier, Lokesh had recently begun erecting pandals and shamiyana for events.
On Saturday, coastal inspection police had arrested Lokesh on charges of illegal transportation of liquor. He had been remanded to judicial custody by the court. However, he was found dead in his cell under mysterious circumstances on Tuesday.
On being informed of his death in the jail, the district deputy commissioner, district judge and police officials visited the jail and conducted enquiry. A case has been registered in this regard.