Cuttack: An undertrial prisoner (UTP) lodged at Choudwar Circle jail died while undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
The deceased Bharat Mandal, a resident of Telangabazar, was arrested on March 28 on the basis of an old warrant by the Commissionerate police. At least seven criminal cases were pending against him at different police stations. Of it, six cases were pending at Purighat police station alone.
However, the family members alleged that Bharat died after being beaten up by police personnel mercilessly.
He was arrested on March 28 by the police when the latter was conducting checking by blocking roads in view of the upcoming elections. During search, a country-made pistol was found from his possession and subsequently arrested.
Meanwhile, Cuttack DCP said that probe has been ordered into the death and action will be initiated accordingly.