Gurugram: A 20-year-old Bhondsi jail inmate committed suicide by hanging himself in a barrack, police said on Saturday.
According to the police, the deceased was identified as Mohammad Kaif of Nuh district in Haryana.
He was in jail since September 2020 after being accused of raping a minor girl, a jail official told IANS.
Kaif was booked under the POCSO Act at Rozka Meo police station in Nuh district.
“Prisoners were in barrack number 12 of Bhondsi jail and it was around 5 a.m. on Friday when another inmate of the same barrack raised an alarm after noticing Kaif’s body hanging from an iron grille of a ventilator in the barrack,” the official said.
Soon after an information, the jail officials and wardens reached the spot and called the doctors who had declared him dead.
Later the jail salutes informed the local police who along with forensic team reached the spot and collected the evidences.
The police said a magisterial probe has been ordered in the case.
The body has been handed over to the family. Further probe is underway.