Bhubaneswar: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) lodged at the Jharpada jail, who was also the owner of a hotel, died under mysterious circumstances.
The deceased was identified as Hotel Solan In owner Kamalakanta Das.
According to sources, Das who was lodged at Jharapada jail was shifted to Capital Hospital after he complained of illness.
Meanwhile, Kasuhik Das, son of the deceased, alleged the jail authorities refused to provide his father medicines despite being aware of his medical complications.
Advocate of the deceased, Raghunath Das said the UTP died due to the negligence of the Jharpada jail authorities.
Das was arrested by Kharvel Nagar police station for allegedly cheating the son of a former union minister on pretext of leasing out hotel Solan Inn located in Kharvel Nagar area. Following his arrest in a Rs 10-lakh fraud case last month, Das was lodged at the Jharpada jail.