A prisoner of Baruipur Correctional Home in South 24 Parganas district has died after a brief illness, police said on Thursday.
The 31-year-old prisoner fell ill in the correctional home on Wednesday evening.
He was taken to Baruipur sub-divisional hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, the police said.
The body has been sent for post-mortem examination, an officer of Baruipur police station said.
Efforts are on to get in touch with the family of the deceased, the officer said.
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