Jharsuguda: An under-trial prisoner attempted suicide by slitting his throat with a blade at Jharsuguda Sub-Jail on Sunday. He was first rushed to the district headquarters hospital from where he was shifted to VIMSAR at Burla.
The inmate has been identified as Suraj Kar. He had been arrested from Brajrajnagar a few days back and had been sent to jail. It is suspected that he is a drug addict and took the extreme step after not getting drugs.
It is also said that he was attacked by his fellow inmates over some previous enmity. A case in this regard has been registered at Jharsuguda Police Station.