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Dera Sacha Sauda Follower Commits Suicide In Haryana's Ambala Jail

The magistrate is investigating the case and has also recorded statements of the jail inmates.

04/09/2017 9:40 AM IST | Updated 04/09/2017 9:41 AM IST
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HARYANA -- A Dera Sacha Sauda follower allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Haryana's Ambala Jail.

Ravindra, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Sarsawa, was arrested in Panchkula on 25 August when Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a rape case.

Ravindra was lodged in the Ambala jail on 27 August.

The magistrate is investigating the case and has also recorded statements of jail inmates.

The Dera Chief was convicted by a CBI court in Panchkula on 25 August following which violence had erupted in Haryana and neighboring states. 38 people were killed and around 250 injured in the violence.

The Haryana Police had also arrested many Dera followers for creating ruckus post Ram Rahim's conviction.

Earlier on 28 August, a CBI court awarded 20-year jail term to the Dera Sacha Sauda chief. The quantum of punishment was pronounced in Rohtak's Sunaria district jail.

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