Puri: Shut on the heels of the sensational demise of 1 Ok Ramesh on account of alleged police extra within the custody in November final yr, an Underneath Trial Prisoner (UTP) lodged in district jail died beneath mysterious circumstances at hospital on Sunday.
Jail sources stated that the deceased recognized as Sridhar Das fell ailing on Saturday following which he was admitted to district headquarters hospital. Nonetheless, he was declared useless whereas present process therapy.
In the meantime, spouse of the deceased, Sabita Das has alleged foul play behind the demise of her husband. She suspected that her husband has been killed within the jail. She has additionally lodged a criticism at Ramachandi police station on this connection.
Sources stated Sridhar was arrested on fees of home dispute.
Puri Superintendent of Police (SP) KB Singh has assured investigation into the demise of Sridhar as per tips of Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC).
It’s value mentioning that Ok Ramesh from Baseli Sahi in Puri had died on account of alleged police extra in November final yr. The demise of Ramesh had sparked a political furore within the State with BJP and Congress stalling the winter session of the Odisha Meeting a number of instances.
Following the incident, the State authorities transferred the then Superintendent of Police (SP) Akhileswar Singh as an instantaneous measure and likewise effected suspensions of another cops.