Prisoner stabbed to death

2010-10-22 00:00

A PRISONER was stabbed to death while another sustained head injuries when their fellow inmates attacked them inside New Prison’s C-Section, in what might have been a gang- related incident yesterday morning.

It is not clear at what time the attack occurred.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said police found the body of a 42-year-old inmate at about 8 am. She said another inmate, who is 27 years old, survived the attack, although he sustained serious injuries.

It is alleged that the two were attacked by two fellow inmates while they were waiting to be taken to court and hospital.

“It is alleged that both [attackers] then produced knives and stabbed the waiting prisoners and thereafter fled back into C-Section. The 42-year-old inmate died at the scene and the 27-year-old inmate was taken to hospital where he is believed to be in a stable condition,” she said.

Although the suspects are known, Jeevan said, they have not been arrested as police are still investigating.

Attempts to reach the Correctional Services Department for the details of the incident were unsuccessful.

Although spokesperson Manelisi Wolela promised to provide details, his cellphone was switched off when The Witness called him.

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