Police said Chakadan Daniel of Back Street, Micoud, who was a prisoner in custody at the Micoud Police Station, was discovered hanging in his cell today at 7:40 am.
Dr. Daniel, district medical officer for the Micoud region, was immediately summoned to the scene and pronounced Daniel dead, police said.
A post mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.
Daniel was arrested Monday on warrants for escaping lawful custody, assaulting a police officer and damage to property.
He was scheduled to make a court appearance at the Second District Court in Dennery today.
The matter is currently under investigation.