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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday asked Rajasthan government to pay monetary relief of Rs.2 lakh to the next of kin of a jail inmate, who committed suicide during judicial custody in Bikaner jail.

“The commission has also sought compliance report along with proof of payment within six weeks,” said a NHRC official.

“Earlier, in response to the commission’s notices, the additional chief secretary, home department of Rajasthan government confirmed the incident and accepted the lapse of jail staff,” he added.

He also said that the state government does not have any objection for payment of monetary relief to the next of kin of the deceased, Suresh.

The Commission took cognizance of the incident on an intimation received from superintendent at central prison in Bikaner about the incident.

Suresh was serving sentence for life imprisonment for torturing and killing his wife. He was a resident of village Role in Bikaner, the official added.

(Source: IANS)

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