Bombay High Court orders ₹10 lakh compensation to family of undertrial who died after jail authorities denied him medical treatment

A division bench of Justices Anuja Prabhudessai and RM Joshi held that providing proper medical treatment and facilities to prisoners is the duty of the State government.

The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court recently ordered the Maharashtra government to pay a compensation of ₹10 lakh to the family of an undertrial prisoner, who died after being denied proper medical treatment by the jail authorities [Vishnu Sandipan Kute vs State of Maharashtra].

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