Man found hanging inside jail

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IMPHAL, Sept 21: A 50 years old man was found hanging dead inside the toilet of Central Jail Sajiwa this morning said police sources.

The deceased is identified as one Sailasho Paomei, 50, s/o (L) Siso of Pheibung Khunou village, Senapati district.

Police further inform that he was sentence to a jail term by the CJM Ukhrul yesterday evening after being arrested by the 17 Assam Rifles posted at Toloi on September 13, on charge of possession of Ganja who later handed him over to the Somdal police station.

Further according to the source the victim was found hanging from the ceiling of the toilet using a mosquito net at around 3 am this morning by his fellow inmates.

The dead body has been handed over to his family after post mortem, added the source. However the reason behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained as no suicide note was found.

Meanwhile, contradictory to the Ganja possession claims, the family of the deceased informed that Saillasho had left home taking some edible items on September 13 to visit his daughter who was expecting a baby.

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