An undertrial prisoner in the circle jail here today attempted suicide, the police said.
The prisoner was identified as Siba Shankar Sabat (29) of Dengaosta, near Digapahandi.
He was housed in the jail for about two months after being arrested on charges of raping a minor girl.
Sabat has been admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here and his condition is stated to be stable, a jail officer said.
Senior Superintendent of the circle jail B B Patnaik said the jail staff rescued him when he tried to slit his neck.
"We are probing the incident and how he managed to get hold of a sharp object in the jail," Patnaik said.