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Tihar inmate alleges sodomy


New Delhi : An under trial prisoner in the capital's high security Tihar jail Friday complained of being sodomised by another inmate.

Alamin, lodged for theft charges, in his complaint to Hari Nagar police station in west Delhi alleged that one Shaid sodomised him Thursday night in jail number eight – where they were kept.

He alleged that Shaid, booked for robbery charges, sexually assaulted him in the presence of 20 other prisoners and threatened him with dire consequences if he disclosed the matter.

"We have taken the victim for medical examination and the report is awaited. We have registered a case and further investigations are underway," a senior police official said.

However, Tihar spokesman Sunil Gupta said this was the first time an inmate had made such an allegation.

"We have separated the duo and are assisting the victim with all help," Gupta told IANS.