A prisoner died reportedly of cold-related diseases at Habiganj jail on Wednesday.
The deceased is identified as Abdul Hakim, 50, son of Abdul Wadud of Shibpasha village at Ajmiriganj upazila in the district.
He was arrested more than a year ago in connection with the murder of a union council member, the jail authority said.
Prison officer Shawquat Hossain said Hakim became seriously sick and started vomiting at about 2:00pm on Wednesday.
‘We took him to the Habiganj Sadar Adhunik Hospital in the early morning, but the doctor declared him dead,’ the prison officer said.
When contacted, the HSAH emergency doctor Rajib Chowdhury confirmed New Age of the death of Hakim.
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