A 37-year-old rape accused from Brath Kalan Sopore died at Kupwara jail, officials said on Sunday.
They said inmate identified as Lateef Ahmed Mir son of Hamza Mir was arrested in case FIR No 15/2021 under section 376 (rape), 342 (wrong confinement) registered at police station Sopore and was under judicial custody in district jail Kupwara from 5 February.
“He was under quarantine after testing covid-19 positive. His test had returned negative. Yesterday he was shifted to hospital and died,” Superintendent of Kupwara, Shahbaz Hussain told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) over phone. (GNS)