Undertrial murder accused Parsu Ram (46) was found hanging with a cloth from the ventilator rod of the bathroom of the Government Open-Air Jail at Kothipura.

Jail Superintendent Bhanu Pratap Sharma informed the police. Deputy Commissioner Riresh Chauhan, Superintendent of Police Santosh Patial, Additional District Magistrate Darshan Kalia and Judicial Magistrate First Class Anil Sharma also rushed to the spot and took stock of the situation inside the jail.

Parsu Ram was facing trial for the murder of his friend Mahwender Pal in a room at Shah Talai on August 14, 2011. He was arrested by the police after three days from Peer Nigaah in Una district. He originally belonged to Ransoolpur, Lakhimpur district, Uttar Pradesh.