Prisoner commits suicide

Sitapur (UP): A prisoner allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his barrack in a district jail here, officials said today.

Sarvesh (22), charged with vehicle theft and lodged in the district jail since January 2011, hung himself on Sunday evening, Jail Superintendent S C Shouri said. The cause of the suicide could not be ascertained yet, he said.

Sarvesh`s family has, however, alleged foul play behind his death and said that they would register a complaint in this regard to higher authorities.