Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: Artha Tatwa (AT) Group chief Pradeep Sethy tried to kill himself at Jharpada jail on Wednesday.
Sethi attempted suicide by wrapping an inverter wire around his neck at around 11.15 am locking him in the toilet of the welfare office inside the jail, said a jail official.
Security personnel broke open window of the toilet and rescued him.
He was later admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
The chit fund accused had earlier attempted suicide attempt twice inside the jail premises.