Deccan Chronicle

How Ranga died


A new book on Tihar Jail has shocking details of how the premier prison in the national capital has been functionin­g. In Black Warrant (Roli Books), narrator Sunil Gupta, Tihar jailer, has given a graphic account of the January 31,

1982, hanging of two dreaded criminals — Ranga-Billa who had kidnapped, raped and murdered 16year-old Geeta Chopra and her younger brother Sanjay in New Delhi. Incredible as it may sound, Gupta told co-author Sunetra Choudhury how Ranga had actually survived hanging at Tihar. A constable was asked to jump into the well of “Phansi Kothi” to pull the condemned

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