Central Jail inmate dies | Cops say Cardiac Arrest; Family alleges Torture

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Srinagar: An inmate of Central Jail Srinagar, Nazir Ahmed Sheikh (35) of Dalgate Srinagar, reportedly died of cardiac arrest on Tuesday.
Police said Nazir developed chest pain and was provided medical help but he died. They also said that Nazir, an employee of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, was arrested on February 8 in FIR No. 08/2012 under section 366, 376 registered in Police Station Awantipora. He was sent on judicial remand to Central Jail Srinagar till 5th of March on court directions.
However, Nazir’s family claimed that he was killed in custody after severe torture. “We met him today, he told us that he had been tortured in custody. Later we went back to home, after an hour some one informed us that he has been hospitalized, but when we reached there he had died,” said Mukti, Nazir’s sister.
Police said Nazir was arrested for being involved in abduction and rape of a married lady of Wachi Shopian.
However the family refuted the police charges, saying the lady was willingly living with Nazir.

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