Mangaluru, Jan 20, 2015: The CCTV cameras installed in the District Prison in the city were damaged during a reported fracas between under trials on January 19, Monday.
The incident is learnt to have taken place while escorting back Arafat and Ravoof, the accused in the Derlakatte forced sex case, from the video conferencing room in the ‘B’Block. The two under trials were lodged in the ‘A’ block.
Sources said an under trial lodged in the B block had splashed Sambar over Arafat resulting in the tussle.
However jail authorities said there was no clash but only a heated exchange of words when the prisoners damaged the CCTV cameras.
Barke police rushed to the prison following the incident and took appropriate action.