rape accused from Brath Kalan Sopore died at Kupwara jail, officials said on Sunday.37-year-old
They said inmate identified as Lateef Ahmad 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 February 5.
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“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 was quoted as saying by GNS over phone.