Undertrial prisoner kills self in Jharkhand jail

The incident happened five days after he was arrested in connection with a rape and murder case, district Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said.

Published: 29th August 2019 02:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2019 02:28 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

RAMGARH: An undertrial prisoner has allegedly committed suicide by hanging in a jail washroom in Ramgarh district, police said on Thursday.

The inmate, Ashish Kumar Munda, was found hanging from the ceiling of the toilet on Wednesday, a senior police officer said.

"Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide and Munda used a towel to put an end to his life," he said.

The incident happened five days after he was arrested in connection with a rape and murder case, district Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said.

The body has been sent for autopsy and an investigation has been initiated, he said. Munda was arrested by officers of Rajrappa police station on August 24, he added.

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