An undertrial prisoner succumbed to his injuries at Khowai District Hospital in Tripura. The police gave this information on Tuesday.
Basudeb Tanti (82) of Purba Sonmatla village was arrested on November 18 for raping an 11-year-old girl.
Deputy Jail Chief Bijoy Biswas said that Tanti woke up on Sunday night to defecate and suddenly collapsed in the prison itself.
He said, “He was immediately taken to Khowai Hospital, where he died on Monday morning. After the post mortem, the body was handed over to the family members.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Khowai police station Rajkumar Jamatia told PTI-Bhasha that investigation has been started by registering a case of unnatural death in this connection.
Significantly, on November 16, the 11-year-old girl went missing and was later found at her neighbor ie Tanti’s house. She told her mother about Tanti sexually assaulting her. Thereafter, the girl’s father lodged an FIR against Tanti accusing him of rape.
Acting on the complaint, the police arrested Tanti and produced him before a local court, which sent him to judicial custody.