- NET Web Desk
A 38-years-old undertrial prisoner allegedly committed suicide at Namchi prison in Sikkim’s South district on Wednesday.
The man hanged himself with a ripped blanket in an isolation room of the prison on Wednesday night.
According to sources, he was lodged there on June 25, after being remanded to judicial custody in a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.
He was held in the isolation chamber, for conducting the mandatory RT-PCR test.
The body was sent to Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial (STNM) Hospital in the Gangtok for post-mortem examination.
Meanwhile, the security forces have registered a case of unnatural death.