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Under Trail Prisoner Dies Under Suspicious Conditions

Bhubaneswar; Dec.1:  An under trial prisoner was found dead under suspicious circumstances at Jharpada circle jail here on Tuesday.

The victim identified as Benudhar Jena was a resident of Madhupur village in Khurda district.

Meanwhile, police reached the spot and started investigation into the cause of death.

Jena, who was lodged in jail since 2011 in a murder case, had been suffering severe chest pain for last 15 days, family members said. Though they demanded to get the UTP treated outside, the authorities denied their demand and treated him inside the jail, they alleged.

The family held responsible the callous attitude of jail officials for the death of Jena. They also staged demonstration outside the jail.

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