**Cuttack**: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) in Choudwar jail here on Wednesday alleged that the jail officials branded him with a cigarette when he asked allow him to meet his wife.
The victim, Saroj Kumar Das alias Bapi (37) of Piligrim Road Das Sahi under Malgodam police limits, was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
According to reports, victim’s wife had visited the jail on May 12 to give him some dresses. However, the jail officials did not allow her to meet Bapi. Finding to option, his wife handed over the dresses to the jail officials and returned home.
On May 13, Malgodam police informed his family about the critical condition of Bapi and then admitted to hospital.
His family members alleged that they found several cut marks and assault marks in several parts of his body.
“My husband was branded with cigarette inside the jail. Now, I want justice,” Victims wife Budhei Das alleged.
Meanwhile, jail officials refuted the allegations.
“As Bapi was affected by Jaundice, he was admitted to the SCB since May 13,” said Choudwar Circle Jail superintendent Niranjan Das.