Jail inmate hides blade in tummy
New Delhi: A prisoner at Delhi's Mandoli jail was found hiding a surgical blade in his stomach. The matter came to light on Tuesday, when undertrial Sunil alias Chooha, who is accused in several cases of theft and robbery, returned to the jail after a court hearing.
Before entering the premises, he was searched manually, but nothing was found on him. However, the metal detector sounded an alarm when he passed through it. The inmate was examined by doctors at Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital where a suspicious object was detected inside his body. Doctors suggested a surgery to remove it. Just as the hospital staff started preparing the prisoner for the surgery, he broke down.
“Chooha revealed that he was hiding a surgical blade, wrapped in a tape, inside his stomach. He said he had swallowed the blade with water to hide it from the jail authorities," said a high-placed prison source. Sources said efforts are still on to remove the blade from his stomach. As to why he needed a surgical blade inside the jail is still unclear.