Patna, July 12 -- A 52-year-old Mahadalit leader, detained in connection with a case of a minor's elopement, allegedly committed suicide inside a police station in Bihar's Nalanda district late on Thursday evening.

Ganesh Ravidas, the block level president of the ruling JD(U) Mahadalit cell, hanged himself in the toilet of the Nagarnausha police station, Nalanda's superintendent of police Nilesh Kumar said.

He was rushed to the primary health centre, where doctors declared him "brought dead".

Ganesh's death triggered massive outrage among the locals, who staged a protest outside the police station.

"How Ganesh Ravidas died is being investigated," said a police officer.

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into Ganesh's custodial de...