03 March 2019
Puri: An under-trial prisoner (UTP) has reportedly committed suicide inside the premises of District Jail, Puri on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Sk Akbar Mehmood of Saradhapur in Khurda.
Mehmood had been arrested under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for establishing illicit relationship with a minor girl on pretext of love.
As per Nimpara SDPO, he had gone to take afternoon nap after having lunch with all inmates of the jail today. However, while all were sleeping, he hanged himself from a iron rod in the prison bathroom by using his bathing cloth.
Ramchandi police led by Nimapara SDPO had initiated a probe into the incident. His family members have been informed and his post-mortem will be conducted tomorrow.