Mumbai : A prisoner allegedly committed suicide in Thane Central Prison, police said on Tuesday. Siraj Alam Shaikh, 27, was found hanging in the prison premises last night, they said.
Shaikh was captured for alleged abducting and assault of a young lady by Mumbai Police and held up in jail since a year ago, Thane Nagar police said. He was moved to Thane Jail just a few days back from the Taloja Jail where he was lodged before, they said.
During the head count last evening, the jail officials found one of the prisoners missing. During the search, they allegedly found Shaikh hanging in the cell. He was brought down and taken to the jail medical ward where a doctor examined him. He was then rushed to Thane civil hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The body was sent for postmortem, police said, adding that a case has been registered.