A guard of Penitentiary No. 2 of Lipcani was admitted to the hospital with multiple injuries, being beaten by a 34-year-old detainee. The incident took place on the evening of Sunday, March 11th. 

The detainee approached the guard during his office time and inflicted him several blows in the head. Because of the trauma, the victim, who is about 30 years old, was admitted to the hospital of Briceni District.

The spokesperson of the Department of Penitentiary Institutions, Oleg Pantea, specified for CrimeMoldova that after the first blows, the guard had fallen and the prisoner continued to kick him.

"The detainee was soon immobilized and isolated by other prison staff. Following the incident, the guard was hospitalized with cerebral combustion. For the time being, it is not known yet why the detainee attacked the guard," Pantea said.

The case is investigated by the Prosecutor's Office of Briceni District, which is to determine all the circumstances of the incident.

A similar case took place at the beginning of last week in Penitentiary no. 3 of Leova. During the searches of the cells, a detainee urged his mates to attack two guards so he could hide a cell phone.

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