Keonjhar, Jan 4: A 62-year-old undertrial prisoner died while undergoing treatment at the District Headquarter Hospital here in Odisha on Monday.
The deceased has been identified as Avtar Raybahadur. He was serving the life term punishment in connection with a murder case.
Raybahadur was recently shifted from Barbil jail to Keonjhar district jail here due to COVID protocol.
Ever since Raybahadur was lodged in the district jail here, he had been ill and was undergoing treatment under the supervision of jail authorites, jail sources said.
On being informed, police reached the spot and started a probe into the matter.
The body will be handed over to his family members after post-mortem, police said.