Prisoner commits suicide in jail

Purnia: An undertrial prisoner committed suicide by hanging himself in Purnia divisional jail in Bihar on Wednesday, official sources said.

Ramvilas Rishidev, aged about 40 years, who was lodged in the prison for the last one year in connection with the murder of his wife, ended his life by hanging himself with a towel from a peg driven in the wall, Jail Superintendent Gopal Krishna Rishidev said.

No suicide note was recovered from him, he said, adding the body was handed over to his relatives after post mortem.

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered, the Superintendent said.

source: http://www.thehindu.com/2008/06/12/stories/2008061254090300.htm

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