Prison converts to museum; four techies pay Rs 500 each to ‘Feel the Jail’ for a night

By: | Updated: September 28, 2016 8:15 AM

After a new prison complex was constructed nearby, the Telangana jail was converted to a museum. An official recalled that while barring the eight of them- four techies, a truck driver and three others, the latter took sefies and pleaded to be let off before midnight.

jail-LBreakfast, Nitish said, was a “forgettable rice and rasam”, after which they were taken back to the cell. “Taken out for lunch again, we interacted with a few prisoners from the main jail… We were given dinner at 6 pm and then locked up again,” Nitish said. (Source: IE)

Most people have seen Bollywood movies wherein the hero gives a Rs 500 note to spend a night in jail. While we thought that this is purely fictional, atleast eight people recently paid Rs 500 each in the last 20 days to get themselves ‘lodged’ in a cell of the 200-year old Sangareddy District Jail in Medak located 80 km from Hyderabad.

According to Nitish Reddy Parvatham, a techie working in Hyderabad, one of his software engineer friends working in Bengaluru convinced him and another engineer in Hyderabad to get the ‘inmate’ experience two weeks ago. The trio, batchmates from IIT-Bombay, reached the jail complex Saturday, paid the fee and completed the formalities. “It was quite interesting,” said Nitish in a conversation with The Indian Express.

After a new prison complex was constructed nearby, the Telangana jail was converted to a museum. An official recalled that while barring the eight of them- four techies, a truck driver and three others, the latter took sefies and pleaded to be let off before midnight.

The cell in which the tourists are locked up is a single cell in the women’s barracks in the museum jail.

Breakfast, Nitish said, was a “forgettable rice and rasam”, after which they were taken back to the cell. “Taken out for lunch again, we interacted with a few prisoners from the main jail… We were given dinner at 6 pm and then locked up again,” Nitish said.

Meanwhile, T Srikant, a driver checked in last week but just before midnight became distraught and wanted to leave. Due to which Deputy SP of District Central Jail M Lakshmi Narasimha ‘released’ him.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition