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Juvenile prisoner dies at hospital in Patna

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

A 17-year-old boy, facing trial in a case, died at a hospital here on Monday a week after being admitted for treatment of meningitis, an said.

According to Ajay Kumar, of the remand home situated in the Gaighat area of the city, the deceased belonged to district and had been admitted to a hospital on February 04.

"He had been lodged here since 2017 when he was booked in a POCSO Act case which was being heard before the juvenile justice board. He had been unwell for quite sometime and was being treated. His symptoms worsened last week following which he was admitted to the NMCH hospital," the said.

He denied which quoted the boy's parents as having alleged that the inmate had been beaten up and died of injuries.

Director, social welfare, said, "There is no truth in allegations of the boy having been beaten up. Post-mortem has been conducted and there have been no reports of any injuries on his body."

Notably, the government had recently drawn flak from the for poor upkeep of care units meant for minor girls and boys in course of hearing on the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex scandal.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 23:35 IST