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Prisoner commits suicide in Lucknow

A 25-year-old prisoner hailing from Orissa allegedly committed suicide in a jail in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

india Updated: Aug 15, 2009 16:42 IST

A 25-year-old prisoner hailing from Orissa allegedly committed suicide in a jail in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Saturday.

"Tapan Sahu was found hanging on Saturday by a scarf from a tree in the jail premises," Senior Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar told IANS on telephone.

"Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide. However, the district administration has ordered a magisterial probe," said Kumar.