MHA: Claim that inmate was deliberately assaulted 'false'
Allegations by family of man who died in jail 'cast aspersions' on prison service
The Home Affairs Ministry yesterday responded to allegations made by the family of Dinesh Raman Chinnaiah, who died in prison, in their civil suit against the Government.
A ministry spokesman said the claim "contains serious allegations that are false and which cast aspersions on the integrity of the prison service, police investigations and the criminal justice system".
Dinesh, 21, died of breathing difficulties after being restrained following an unprovoked attack on a prison warden on Sept 27, 2010.
The family has claimed that Dinesh was deliberately assaulted and that physical symptoms were ignored.