Under Trial Prisoner Found Dead in Malda Jail


Malda: An under trail inmate in West Bengal’s Malda jail was found hanging in his cell on Thursday. The inmate identified as Lalu Shiekh (27) was accused in a murder case, police said.

The victim was lodged in the jail on November 30 and was facing trial in a murder case. He was a resident of Malda’s Harishchandrapur area. The body has been recovered and sent for postmortem.

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Although it is suspected to be case of suicide, an investigation has been launched by the jail authorities.