Assam: Murder convict found hanging in Udalguri District Jail

The deceased, identified as Babul Biswas, a resident of Kathalguri village under Rowta PS in Udalguri was an accused in a 2010 murder case

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Sensation prevails among the inmates of District Jail, Udalguri following a 39-year-old convict serving life imprisonment was found hanging inside the jail on Friday morning.

The deceased, identified as Babul Biswas, a resident of Kathalguri village under Rowta PS in Udalguri, was accused in a murder case vide Rowta PS case No 80/10 under IPC 302, way back in 2010. He was convicted on charges of murder on July 5, 2011.

Biswas allegedly hanged himself from a window with a gamocha which was witnessed by other jail inmates on Friday morning.

The body, which was later retrieved in presence of the district magistrate and police, was sent for post-mortem.

The district magistrate talking to media persons said that the deceased was found hanging with a gamocha from a window with one of his feet touching the ground while the other touching a drum.

He also termed it to be a mysterious case and did not rule out any foul play. “The police are investigating the matter and only after post-mortem report arrives everything will be clear,” he stated.

Though police sources claimed that the prisoner was mentally unstable and was undergoing regular treatment at Tezpur Mental Hospital, however, prison sources claimed that the prisoner was in sound health and had chit-chats with other inmates and even participated in Naam-Prasanga on Thursday evening.

The prison authorities stated that they would hand over the body to the family for last rites after post-mortem.

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com