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Mentally unstable older man lodged in Assam detention centre dies

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14th October, 2019 11:28 IST

Guwahati: A 65-year-old man, who was lodged in a detention camp in Assam, died at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital on Sunday after he was admitted at the government run hospital due to his deteriorated health condition.

The deceased person was identified as Dulal Paul a resident of Alisinga village in Sonitpur district.

He had been in the detention centre at Tezpur since Oct 11, 2017.

The family members of the deceased person said he was mentally unstable and his health condition was also so bad.

A top police official of Sonitpur district said that, following his health condition, he was admitted at Guwahati Medical College Hospital on September 28 last.

A family member of Dulal Paul said his siblings and their family members name appeared in the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on Aug 31.

The family member also claimed that they have the land documents of 1960.

Despite the documents, he was declared as an illegal foreigner and put him into detention. He was a mentally unstable person, the family member of Dulal Paul said.

Twenty seven persons, who were declared as illegal foreigner by the Assams Foreigners Tribunals and lodged in detention centres, have died in past three years.

Assam has now six detention centres and the seventh detention centre is under construction at Matia in Goalpara district.

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)

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