14 February 2019
Kendrapara: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) Dhirendra Behera lodged at Barimula Sub-Jail died while undergoing treatment at the Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) today morning.
Reportedly, Behera complained of stomach ache and even vomited last night after dinner. Following this, he was rushed to the hospital by jail authorities but he died today. On the other hand, family members of Behera cried foul and have alleged that the jail officials had not informed them of Behera’s health.
Behera’s wife has also filed a complaint in Sadar police station alleging that her husband was murdered. Further probe into the matter is currently underway.
The deceased of Patalipanka village under Marshaghai block was a rape-accused and was arrested under POCSO Act in 2016.