Kendrapada, Feb 14 (LocalWire): An undertrial prisoner, undergoing treatment at Kendrapada District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), succumbed to his illness, police said on Thursday. He was 49.
Dhiren Behera was under trial in a sexual harassment case.
According to sources, Behera, lodged at Barimul jail, was admitted to the hospital at night after he complained of stomach pain and nausea.
“The prisoner’s death was reported at around 3 am,” said Barimul jail In-charge Saroj Biswal.
Behera hailed from Patalipanka village under Marshaghai police station limits and worked at Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and at Paradip port as a security guard.