Sopore inmate dies in district Jail Kupwara

Sopore inmate dies in district Jail Kupwara
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Kupwara, June 14: A 36 year old rape accused from Sopore who was under judicial custody in District Jail Kupwara died on Sunday late evening.

Jail Superintendent Shahbaz Hussain told Greater Kashmir that the inmate was under quarantine after testing Covid-19 positive ten days back.

"I was informed late evening on Sunday that the condition of an inmate has suddenly deteriorated following which he was immediately shifted to Sub District Hospital Kupwara but doctors present there declared him dead on arrival," he said.

Shahbaz said that prima facie it suggested that the inmate had died of severe heart attack. He said that this evening his Covid test has returned negative.

Later after performing postmortem of deceased at District Hospital Handwara, his body was handed over to relatives for last rites.

The deceased has been identified as Lateef Ahmed Mir son of Hamza Mir a resident of Brath Kalan Sopore who was under Judicial custody from February 5 this year.

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