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Rape accused lodged in Kupwara jail dies

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SRINAGAR: The 37-year-old rape accused resident of Brath Kalan Sopore died at Kupwara jail, officials said .

They said inmate identified as Lateef Ahmed Mir, son of Hamza Mir was arrested in case FIR number 15/2021, under Section 376 (rape), 342 registered at Police Station Sopore and was under judicial custody in District Jail Kupwara from February 5.

Reportedly the accused was under quarantine after testing COVID-19 positive and his test had returned negative. Yesterday he was shifted to hospital and died, the official said.

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