Bahraich, Nov 27 : A prisoner was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Bahraich district jail on Wednesday.
The family of the prisoner, a former Pradhan, accused the jail administration of murder.
According to police sources, Nand Kishor Awasthi, former Pradhan of Kakra Nevada in the rural Kotwali area, had been sent to jail on charges of murder about one month-and-a-half back. He was completely healthy.
He started complaining of ill health at around 0300 hrs and reportedly had chest pain. the jail authorities said.
Awasthi was admitted to the district jail but succumbed before receiving treatment.
Dissatisfied with the statement of the Jail Superintendent, the deceased's family and the locals approached the District Magistrate Shambhu Kumar for a high-level probe. (UNI)