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New Delhi: Three days after a Delhi gang-rape accused was found hanging inside Tihar Jail here, a 30-year-old female prisoner allegedly committed suicide Thursday afternoon inside the prison, an official said.

"Reshma, who was undergoing trial in a kidnapping case was found hanging Thursday afternoon inside jail number 6. A matron spotted her body," said a jail official.

She used "dupatta" (stole) to hang herself with the ventilator's grill inside her cell of the jail, the official claimed.

According to jail officials, the two of her co-inmates had gone for a work in Tihar's factory. They are under-trail in other cases.

Her body has been sent for post-mortem at Deen Dayal Upadhaya Hospital and a magisterial inquiry has been ordered, the official added.

Reshma, a resident of west Sagarpur in west Delhi was arrested in November 2011 in a kidnapping case of Jaitpur area in south Delhi, since then lodged in the jail.

No suicide note has been found and the family members have been informed about the incident, said official.

This is the second suicide in this year, while four in past two years, inside Delhi's high security prison. The jail had reported a total of 18 deaths in 2012.

Ram Singh, the prime accused in the gang-rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapist, allegedly hanged himself from the grill in Jail no.3 using a rug early Monday morning. A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

IANS

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