Cuttack: A rape accused and an undertrial prisoner allegedly committed suicide at Choudwar Circle Jail in Odisha’s Cuttack, yesterday.
The deceased has been identified as Debaprakash Behera (21) of Bolagarh area in Khordha district. Police have registered an unnatural death case in this connection.
According to reports, Behera, after talking to his family members through telephone facility provided by the jail authorities, hanged himself with a piece of cloth from a mango tree on the jail premises around 1 pm.
Jail authorities rescued Behera and rushed him to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, where doctor declared him dead.
Worth mentioning, he was lodged in the jail since June this year over his alleged involvement in raping a minor girl.