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Oct 31, 2011 at 03:38pm IST

Madhu Koda beaten up by jail authorities

New Delhi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda was on Monday allegedly beaten up by the jail authorities in Ranchi.

He was later admitted to the Ranchi hospital. Koda was on hunger strike demanding better food in jail.

Madhu Koda, who is imprisoned in the Birsa Munda Central Jail, fell down and sprained his hand during a scuffle, according to a senior police official.

"Koda was injured after he fell down after being pushed and shoved by some prisoners," a senior jail official said.

"The x-ray report showed a slight sprain in his hand and he is being treated for it," he said.

He said it could be related to protest against the jail administration's recent restriction against meeting VIP inmates.

Koda, who was arrested on November 30, 2009 in a multi-crore scam during his tenure, is in judicial custody since then.