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Source — Kathmandu Post

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Nepal: 11 prisoners die within 5 months this year due to lack of treatment

At least 11 prisoners have died within 5 months of this fiscal year due to lack of proper medical treatment and government hospitals failing to provide free treatments of the inmates.

The last inmate to die due to lack of treatment is Ishmael Nadaf of Khori-7, Mahottari, on December 26, who was serving a 10 year jail sentence at Jhumka Prison on rape charges. According to a post mortem report prepared by Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, the cause for Nadaf’s death has been attributed to a heart attack.

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