Forensic team reached the spot after violence inside the jail
At least 41 inmates have died in a gang war in a women’s prison in the Central American country of Honduras. Most of these women prisoners were burnt to death. Apart from this, some have also been shot. Dozens of prisoners have been injured in the gang war, who are being treated in hospitals. The incident is of Tamara Jail, about 50 km from the capital of Honduras.
Yuri Mora, a spokesman for Honduras’ national police investigative agency, said 26 inmates were burned to death in the gang war, while some died of gunshot wounds and stabbings. At least seven prisoners have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. Mora said that the forensic teams that reached the spot after the incident have confirmed the death of 41 people.
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After the incident, a video from inside the jail has also surfaced, in which many pistols, knives and other sharp weapons are visible. After getting these weapons, the suspicion of the police has deepened. It is known from these weapons found inside the jail that the violence did not happen suddenly, but it was planned beforehand.
President said after the incident – going to take strict steps
Honduran President Xiomara Castro said that the security officials there were fully aware of the planning of violence inside the prison. He also talked about taking the strictest steps in the matter. According to media reports, a group of prisoners allegedly barged into a cell, fired bullets at other prisoners living there and set it on fire.
The bodies of women prisoners who lost their lives in the violence are being handed over to their families after post-mortem. Many of the female prisoners who were victims of violence were jailed for many other cases including drug trafficking, while some convicted prisoners have also died.
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