A truck driver facing trial in a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, allegedly died by suicide inside the Jowai district jail.
The UTP, a resident of Kalain in Silchar, Assam was arrested on November 29, 2020 for alleged rape committed in 2019.
East Jaiñtia Hills Superintendent of Police, Deepak Kumar Palecha said that the truck driver had absconded from the time he committed the crime. However, when information was received that he was spotted in Tongseng village, police managed to arrest him from Byndihati.
Palecha said all formalities have been completed and as per report from the doctor, the prisoner died by suicide.