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Prisoner serving life sentence dies in Odisha’s Puri

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Puri: A prisoner serving life sentence at Puri district jail died under mysterious circumstances this morning. The deceased has been identified as Trilochan Mallick, hailing from Kakatpur area in the district.

According to reports, Trilochan was arrested in 2006 for allegedly killing his nephew. He was awarded life imprisonment by court in 2009 and lodged in the jail since then.

Trilochan was later shifted to Choudwar Circle Jail where he was undergoing treatment due to mental illness. He returned to Puri district jail in 2014.

Last evening, he complained of sickness after attending nature’s call and slept. Some jail inmates found her in a shivering state early this morning following which they informed the authorities about it.

He was taken to the district headquarters hospital where doctor declared him dead.