A prisoner in Hardoi jail of Uttar Pradesh was badly injured after a fellow inmate bit his private part, police said on Saturday.
The incident took place in barrack 7 on Friday night when the prisoners were joking with each other and all of a sudden an inmate bit the penis of Noor Mohammad, who is in jail for the past four months on rape charges, Jailer Mritunjaya Narayan Pandey said.
Mohammad was immediately rushed to the district hospital as he was bleeding profusely. A prison official said his condition was critical.
The jailer said a probe has been initiated into the matter and the prisoners present at the scene were being questioned on what led to the incident.
Officials said the man who bit the private part was mentally disturbed.