Mustafa, an undertrial lodged in Mysuru prison succumbed to injuries he suffered when clashes broke out between inmates in the Mysuru Central Jail on Thursday. Mustafa was lodged in prison since 6 months after he was arrested in connection with the murder of Bajrang Dal worker Prashanth Poojari.
Clashes broke out inside the prison during lunch at around 1 PM when a war of words turned violent between Mustafa and another inmate Kiran Shetty. Both men hail from Mangaluru. Kiran Shetty was a friend of Prashanth Poojari who was murdered near Mangaluru in 2015. Kiran Shetty reportedly stabbed Mustafa injuring him severely.
Mustafa was rushed to Mysuru's K R Hospital by jail authorities but he succumbed to injuries later during the day. Commissioner of Police Mysuru Subramanyeshwar Rao and DCP H T Shekhar visited K R Hospital.