Overcrowded jail

KHOTANG: The Khotang District Prison, which has the capacity to accommodate 33 females and 66 males, is currently crammed with 134 jailbirds.

As a result, living conditions inside the prison is very poor. Law officer Kuberkaji Rai of Social Law Help Centre in Khotang said they found the jail overcrowded and prisoners had been facing a lot of problems as a result.

Jailbirds complained that they were having a hard time using toilets. Jailer Chitrakhar Acharya said they lacked adequate rooms for the inmates.

A source at the prison said the number of jailbirds had gone up after the police started arresting fugitives.

DSP Bidhyananad Majhi informed that they had jailed 77 criminals in the last three months alone.