Nagpur: Mirza Himayat Baig, the lone convict in the 2010 German bakery bomb blast case, allegedly attacked an inmate on death row inside the high security Central Prison in Nagpur, following which the latter had to be hospitalised.
The incident occurred yesterday in the kitchen premises of the jail, authorities said on Wednesday.
According to sources, Baig assaulted Rajesh Daware following a brawl between them over an unknown issue.
Daware and his associate Arvind Abhilash Singh were sentenced to death by a Nagpur sessions court on February 4 for murdering Yug Chandak, the 8-year-old son of a doctor, on September 1, 2014.
The sources said the duo had a heated exchange which culminated into Baig thrashing Daware. The guards and other authorities rushed to the spot hearing the shouts of other inmates and separated the duo.
Daware received some head injuries and was taken to the jail hospital for treatment.
The Bombay High Court had recently commuted the death sentence awarded earlier to Baig by a Pune court to life imprisonment.
Seventeen people died and over 50 were injured in the blast that happened on February 13, 2010.
Confirming the incident, Jail Superintendent Yogesh Desai told PTI that it took place yesterday and that the security staff have now placed Baig and Daware separately.
"The security outside the barracks of the inmates has been enhanced," he said.
Desai said they are reviewing the CCTV footage. He said though the audio of the incident is poor, the visuals could help them in the probe.
The immediate provocation behind the incident could not be known, he added.
Meanwhile, Dhantoli Police under whose jurisdiction the prison falls were informed about the incident.
A team of police personnel, led by inspector R Mane rushed to the facility and reviewed the situation.
Police have launched an investigation to ascertain the cause behind the attack.
Updated Date: May 26, 2016 08:56 AM