Undertrial prisoner dies in Gunupur hospital

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Rayagada: An undertrial prisoner lodged in Rayagada sub-jail died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in the district on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Madhusudan Gantayat of Jajpur district.

According to sources, Madhusudan complained of uneasiness and heartache last night following which the jail authorities took him to the Gunupur hospital. However, he succumbed to his illness while undergoing treatment.

The body will be handed over to his family members after the post-mortem, sources in the police said.

Reportedly, Madhusudan was arrested last year for his alleged involvement in the smuggling of ganja.

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