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Rape convict Umesh Reddy to be hanged soon in Hindlaga Jail

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Execution will take place in Hindalga jail after 33 years
The last hanging was done in November 1983 of Hanumant Malla, convicted of five murders.

As the mercy plea of Umesh Reddy who is convicted of rape and murder, is rejected by the Supreme court the staff at the Hindalga Central prison are getting trained to conduct the execution soon.
A seven member group is being trained daily for the hanging day.

Whenever the court confirms a death sentence, the prisoners are sent to the Hindalga Central Jail where they are kept in isolation. It is the only jail in Karnataka which has execution facilities where three people can be hanged at a time. In 1976, six people were hanged on a single day.

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The Gallows in Hindalga Jail

Hindalga jail was built by the British in 1923 and has three gallows.

The prisoners, who will be kept in darkroom in isolation, will be brought to the room near hanging place one or two days prior to the execution date. The execution will be done exactly during the time given.

The court which originally handed over the death sentence would fix a date for the hanging and this order would be sent to the Jail Superintendent of Hindalga Jail and the State Government.

The State Government would issue a black gazette in which the name of the convict to be hanged would be published, The Jail Superintendent would then commence with the system of preparing the gallows.


All the process will be over within one hour. The magistrate and other concern officials to witness the hanging will come to jail one hour prior to the execution.


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