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A 34-year-old inmate lodged in Tripura’s Bishalgarh Central Jail on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide by hanging.

Officials of the Bishalgarh Central Jail said prisoner Sanjib Sarkar was found hanging in cell number 2 inside the jail on Tuesday morning.

He was immediately rushed to the Bishalgarh hospital, where the doctor declared him brought dead.

It is learnt that Sanjib was arrested by Teliamura police last year in an NDPS case.

He was subsequently convicted in the case and a court in Agartala sentenced him to five years imprisonment.

Sanjib was behind the bars for last seven months.

Earlier on January 11, a 38-year-old man arrested in connection with an ATM hacking case died in police custody at West Agartala police station in Tripura.

Sushanta Ghosh, a resident of Lankamura in West Tripura, was arrested by cyber crime branch of Tripura police on Saturday in connection with ATM hacking case in Agartala.

He was found hanging inside the lavatory of the custody.

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