SHILLONG: A convict in a murder case has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a prison in Meghalaya.

The 40-year-old man, who was convicted in a murder case committed suicide a day after a local court convicted him in a murder case.

The deceased convict has been identified as John Shallam.

Shallam was sentenced to five years and eight months rigorous imprisonment by a local court in Meghalaya after finding him guilty in a murder case.

The convict – John Shallam – committed suicide by hanging himself in a toilet of the prision.

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“The convict was found hanging in a toilet of the prison,” Meghalaya inspector general of prisons – Mariahom Kharkrang informed.

Meanwhile, a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

The body of the deceased convict has been sent for autopsy.

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