LOWER DIR, 12 October: A prisoner in Timergara Jail of Lower Dir arrested on charges of killing a policeman committed suicide on Sunday.

Police said the prisoner, Izharuddin hanged himself in the jail with his qameez (shirt) from a ventilation window. They said the dead body of the prisoner was handed over to the heirs in Swat after post mortem.

Jail Superintendent Attaullah Khan said the prisoner was arrested last year and his case was still being heard in the court. He said he may have committed suicide due to extreme mental stress. He said investigation is under way to ascertain the cause of the prisoner’s suicide.

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