The deceased accused was identified as K Vellaiperiyan (27) of Perumal Kovil Street in Kammalapatti, who was serving his prison term in Madurai central jail. The incident came to light when police personnel who went on regular rounds found the prisoner hanging from the window bars using his lungi inside the bathroom at around 12.40 am, sources said. Soon the police rushed him to Madurai GH. However, the doctors declared brought dead. Based on a complaint lodged by Elango, prison officer, Karimedu police have registered a case. Preliminary investigations revealed that Vellaiperiyan, was arrested and lodged at Madurai central jail for murdering his wife only on October 10.