A 23-year old undertrial in Rohini jail has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Delhi court for the murder of an inmate.
Krishan was convicted for the the murder of Pawan, another undertrial, who refused to make a refreshment drink for him, late in the night.
"It is held that accused (Krishan) has committed the offence punishable under section 302 (murder) of IPC (Indian Penal Code)," the court said in a recent order, and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on him.
He was also charged with criminal intimidation under a section of the Indian Penal Code, but was acquitted by the court on that count.
According the the prosecution, on the intervening night of May 22, 2018, Krishan had asked Pawan to prepare Roohafza for him. When Pawan refused to do so, the accused caught hold of his hair and hit on his chest with elbow. He continued beating the victim on his chest and neck.
One of the undertrials rang the bell and the warden came and intervened. Pawan was shifted to a hospital where he was declared dead.
The accused had denied the allegations and claimed that jail staff had beaten Pawan due to which he had already suffered injuries on his lungs.