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A Nigerian man who was arrested on suspicion of drug and lodged in the Kullu sub-jail in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has died after suffering an acute stroke.

Police said on Tuesday that a 38-year-old Nigerian man named Izuchukwu David died in Mandi district on Monday, July 18, 2022, while being taken to a hospital in Shimla for treatment.

Nigerian Man Dies of stroke in Indian prison

Izuchukwu David, who was living in Dwarka, New Delhi, and was arrested at Bajaura check post on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway on July 14, 2022, for possession of 1.88g of drugs. He was brought before the court and placed in police custody until July 29.

According to police, he passed out on Monday morning and was rushed to Kullu Regional Hospital for treatment. A CT scan of his brain revealed an acute infarct in the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) and anterior cerebral artery (ACA) (ACA).

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After primary treatment, the accused was referred to the IGMC in Shimla, according to Kullu Superintendent of Police SP Gurdev Sharma, “His condition deteriorated in Mandi and the police team took him to Ner Chowk medical college and hospital, where the medical officer declared him dead. We are following all the required protocols and informed the Nigerian embassy. The body has been brought back to Kullu and has been kept in the mortuary. The inquest proceedings will be conducted by a magistrate,” he said.

 

According to police investigations, Izuchukwu was arrested by Kullu police from Delhi in a similar case of supplying heroin a few years ago. This time, he was on his way to Kullu in a bus with the contraband, but he was apprehended.

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