Undertrial commits suicide in Tihar jail

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An undertrial prisoner on Saturday committed suicide in Jail Number-5 of the Tihar jail in the national capital.

According to police, the deceased, Soniram, committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of the jail.

No suicide note was recovered from the spot, a senior police officer said, adding that the body had been preserved at the DDU Hospital mortuary.

Soniram, a native of Uttar Pradesh and accused in several cases of robbery, was arrested in February this year under an Arms Act case registered against him in the Kashmere Gate Police Station here, he said.

Prima facie he was in depression for the last couple of days, the officer added.

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