Accused in Bajrang Dal worker murder case killed in Mysuru jail
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.