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     A sick 73-year-old male person in custody at Stanley Prison died in a public hospital yesterday (March 20).

     The person in custody suffered from heart disease and hypertension. He required continuous medical care and follow-up at the institution hospital and a public hospital. On March 10, he was sent to a public hospital for further treatment due to physical discomfort. During hospitalisation, his condition deteriorated and he was certified dead at 10.33pm yesterday.

     The case has been reported to the Police. A death inquest will be held by the Coroner’s Court.

     The person in custody was sentenced to imprisonment for the offence of conspiracy to defraud in January 2017.