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Sanitizer takes life of an under trial prisoner in Kerala

In a bizarre case of a suspected 'suicide', an under trial prisoner in Kerala's Palakkad jail on Thursday died after he was under treatment, of consuming sanitizer.

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Palakkad Updated on: March 26, 2020 13:39 IST
Sanitizer takes life of an under trial prisoner in Kerala
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Sanitizer takes life of an under trial prisoner in Kerala

In a bizarre case of a suspected 'suicide', an under trial prisoner in Kerala's Palakkad jail on Thursday died after he was under treatment, of consuming sanitizer.

Speaking to IANS, an official in the know of things said the incident is true.

"Ramankutty was taken into custody by the police in a theft case on February 18 and was lodged in a jail near here. The incident took place on Monday and after that he was Amoved to a hospital. He passed away today," said the official who did not wish to be identified.

The jail inmates was engaged in the preparation of masks, amid coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic.

Meanwhile, the police has launched a probe to find out if it was a case of suicide or if he had consumed the sanitizer, as it had alcohol contents.

Also Read: COVID-19 in Kerala: Coronavirus +ve cases climb to 112

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