Jail in­mate hides blade in tummy

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

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.

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