Cuttack: A 22-year-old under-trial prisoner lodged in Salepur sub-jail in Cuttack district was found dead under mysterious condition on Wednesday. The deceased identified as Ghanshayam Prusty, of Paikasahi Mundasahi under Salepur police limits.
Prusty was arrested on August 12 in connection with sale of illegal liquor and was sent to Sisua sub-jail.
According to the jail authorities Prusty was rushed to Salepur hospital after he was found vomiting blood. However, doctors declared him dead upon arrival.
Police have seized the body for post-mortem and launched a probe into the incident.Though the exact cause of death in yet to be ascertained, police is awaiting the autopsy report, said a source.