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33-year-old inmate dies in Kupwara jail, second death in 6 months


KUPWARA: A 33-year-old accused from the Seadpora area of Sopore, who was lodged along with his brother, at district jail Kupwara died around midnight, officials said on Tuesday.

They said the accused Khurshid Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani of Seadpora Sopore, who was lodged in the jail since 5-October-2021 in a case (FIR no 52/2021 under section 363 498 and 109 IPC of police station Kralgund, fell severely ill and was taken to sub District hospital Kupwara where doctors declared him brought dead.

Sources said that Khursheed did not keep well for quite some time and around midnight, his brother who is also lodged in the hospital in connection with the same case, raised an alarm following which health officials of the hospital reached and found him dead.

The jail authorities shifted him to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. This is the second death in the jail in the last six months as an accused from Brath Kalan Sopore had died there on June 14 last year.

When contacted, the Superintendent of Kupwara Jail, Shahbaz Hussain confirmed the death of the 33-year-old. “He kept unwell for some time and died. As soon as his condition fell, he was taken to hospital but died,” he said. (GNS)


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