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Undertrial prisoner found hanging in Jharpada jail

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The body of an undertaial prisoner was found inside the high-security Jharpada Special Jail here today, police said.

Security personnel of the found undertrial prisoner Jitendra Biswal, arrested in a rape case, inside a cell this morning and informed the jail authorities, police said.

He was taken to the hospital where doctors declared him "brought dead". A case of unnatural death has been registered and investigation is in progress.

of Police (DGP), R P Sharma said that the was conducting investigation into the death of the undertrial prisoner.

The body has been sent for postmortem and efforts are on to asceratain the circumstances that led to the incident, Sharma said.

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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 14:10 IST