A Nigerian man, identified just as Izuchukwu, was arrested at the Bajaura check post on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway on July 14, and died on Monday in Kullu Sub-jail, after suffering a stroke.
Police in Kullu, Gurdev Sharma, revealed on Tuesday that the 38-year-old man was arrested over a drug case but suffered an acute artery stroke that took his life. He was taken to a hospital in Shimla for treatment.
Izuchukwu was produced before the court and was to appear again before the court on July 29.
According to the police officials “The Nigerian national was lodged in the sub-jail after he had been remanded by a Kullu court to 14-day judicial custody till July 29. Izuchukwu fell unconscious on Monday morning and was admitted to Kullu regional hospital.
“He was in comatose on Monday morning and was rushed to Kullu regional hospital for treatment. His Computed Tomography scan of the brain revealed an acute infarct involving the left middle cerebral artery (MCA) and anterior cerebral artery (ACA).
Sharma added the accused was referred to Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC), Shimla, after primary treatment.
Sharma further said “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.”