Srinagar: A 37-year-old rape accused from Brath Kalan Sopore died at Kupwara jail, officials said on Sunday.
The 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 at district jail Kupwara since February 5.
“He was under quarantine after testing covid-19 positive. His test had returned negative.
“He was shifted to hospital and died,” GNS, local news agency, quoted Superintendent of Kupwara, Shahbaz Hussain as having said.