Undertrial prisoner “commits suicide” at Choudwar jail

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Cuttack: An undertrial prisoner has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Choudwar circle jail. The deceased has been identified as Deb Prakash Behera (21) of Malisahi village in Khurda district.

According to reports, Prakash, who was lodged in the jail since June 20, was found hanging from a tree on the premises of the jail.

Though he was immediately rescued and was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, doctors there declared him “brought dead”.

The body has been sent for autopsy and an investigation has been initiated, sources said. The exact reason behind the circumstances that led to Deb taking the extreme step remained unknown, sources added.

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