Muzaffarnagar: An undertrial committed suicide by hanging himself in district jail here, police said on Friday. Ankit, 19, was found hanging from the ceiling of barrack number 4 in the jail on Thursday, they said.

Ankit was arrested on August 4, 2007 from Hasanpur village in the district for keeping illegal arms. A case under Section 25 of the Arms Act was registered against him, they added.

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

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