Prisoner dies in Jharpada jail, kin cry foul

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Bhubaneswar: A prisoner lodged in Jharpada special jail here in connection with a rape case died at a hospital on Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Gadadhar Sahu, a resident of Badatota in Jatni. He was convicted in a rape case in 2015 and sentenced to 10 years in jail.

According to the jail authorities, Sahu complained of illness today morning following which he was shifted to Capital hospital. He died during treatment.

Meanwhile, the family members of the deceased alleged foul play into the death. They alleged that the jail authorities tortured him that led to his death.

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