A Nigerian national, who was under trial in Kullu Sub Jail in a drug case, died of a massive arterial stroke, police said on Tuesday.
Superintendent of Police (Kulu) Gurudev Sharma said that Izuchukwu (38) died in Mandi district on Monday while being taken to a hospital in Shimla for treatment.
“The Nigerian national was remanded in sub-jail after being remanded in judicial custody for 14 days till July 29 by a Kulu court,” he said.
A case was registered against him under Section 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act on July 14 at Bhuntar police station, he said.
“Ijuchukwu fell unconscious on Monday morning and was admitted to Kullu Regional Hospital,” he said.
Sharma said a computed tomography (CT) scan of his brain was done and his report mentioned an acute infarct involving the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) and anterior cerebral artery (ACA).
Later, a regional hospital doctor referred him to Shimla’s Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) hospital, he said.
En route, his condition worsened and Mandi District Government Medical College and Hospital declared him brought dead.
His body has been kept at the mortuary in Kullu and all necessary protocols are being followed, the SP said.
He said that the Nigerian Embassy has been informed about this.
He said the Magistrate conducts the inquiry proceedings under Section 174 of CrPC.