Ruckus prevailed at Sada sub jail when as many as 45 inmates allegedly attacked the jail officials, trying to flee off. The altercation took place over some petty issue following which several teams of police personnel were rushed to the prison near the port town of Vasco.
A prisoner was killed, while a jailor, two security guards and nine inmates were injured in the escape attempt.
Vinayak Korbatkar, who was shifted to Sada sub jail near Vasco town in South Goa from Colvale prison in North Goa after being accused in a murder case in July last year, was allegedly stabbed to death in the melee at around 11 PM on Tuesday, police said.
“The jailor was seriously injured and he was taken to Goa Medical College and Hospital. All the 45 inmates together launched attack on the officials, guards and jail property. They tried to flee the jail premises,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Lowrence D'Souza said.
To tackle the situation, various teams of police from neighbouring police stations were rushed to the sub jail and the entire area has been cordoned off.
According to reports, the majority of inmates from this jail were shifted to new facility at Colvale recently, while rest of the lot was supposed to be shifted next month.
Later police confirmed that the situation is under control.
With PTI Inputs