Bhubaneswar, December 20 (LocalWire) : A 57-year-old tribal man, lodged in Keojhar jail and facing trial for allegedly raping a minor girl, died of cardiac arrest on Friday, jail authorities said.
The deceased under-trial prisoner has been identified as Turi Munda.
He was remanded to jail on May last for commission of offence under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
He suddenly complained of breathlessness. He was rushed to the district headquarters hospital where the doctor declared him brought dead. Cardiac arrest was stated as the cause of his death, jail officials added.