Undertrial prisoner dies while undergoing treatment; kin alleges medical negligence


Nabarangpur: An undertrial prisoner lodged at Umerkote sub-jail died while undergoing treatment at Nabarangpur district headquarters hospital here on Tuesday.

The deceased, identified as Deb Majhi, accused of murder was lodged in Umerkote sub-jail four months ago.

According to sources, Majhi was ill from the past few days following which jail authorities admitted him to the DHH last night. However, Behera succumbed today while undergoing treatment.

Meanwhile, family members have alleged that Majhi died due to medical negligence.

Police have registered a case of unnatural death into the incident and said that the body will be handed over to family members after post-mortem.

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