Jharsuduga: An undertrial prisoner lodged in Jharsuduga sub-jail in a murder case, died at a hospital after a brief illness on Tuesday morning.
The deceased was identified as Binod Kisan, a resident of Mudkadhuda village in the district. He had been lodged in the jail since June 14, 2014 after Badamal police arrested him for allegedly torturing and subsequently killing his wife for dowry.
According to the jail authorities, Kisan complained of illness after the morning prayer today. Later, the prison authorities rushed him to the district headquarters hospital. However, doctor at the hospital pronounced him dead.
While the exact cause of his death is still unknown, the police await the postmortem report.