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Under trial commits suicide in jail


Thane:  An under trial prisoner lodged at Adharwadi jail in Kalyan here allegedly committed suicide, police said today.

Ruba Rustom Shah (40), accused in a molestation case, bearing serial no 1658, allegedly strangulated himself with help of a towel inside the jail yesterday and was rushed to the hospital ward, Bazarpeth police station inspector M K Tayde said, citing the complaint filed jail authorities.

Tayde said Shah was arrested on February 25 this year in connection with an offence under IPC section 354 A (punishment for sexual harassment) and under POCSO Act.

The accused was later taken to Central Hospital in neighbouring Ulhasnagar where the doctors declared him brought dead.

A case of accidental death has been registered and further investigation into the matter is on.

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