Puri Aug 12: An Under Trial Prisoner(UTP) in Puri allegedly committed suicide on Friday.
The incident took place in the Bangara jail in the afternoon.
The deceased has been identified as Biswanath Barik, a native of Sishapur village under the Brahmagiri police, who was lodged in jail in connection with a molestation case.
Sources said that Barik was found hanging in the toilet with his towel. The body has been sent for an autopsy. Further investigation is underway, said the police.