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The News Minute | December 30, 2014 | 06:27 pm IST

Islamabad: A Pakistani death row convict held in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Central Jail died of a brain hemorrhage Tuesday, a media report said.

On Monday, Umer Rasheed was shifted to Lahore's Jinnah Hospital for medical treatment after his condition deteriorated. He died in the hospital Tuesday, Dawn online reported.

Rasheed had suffered a "huge shock/depression" which resulted in the brain hemorrhage - a type of stroke that is caused by an artery in the brain bursting and causing localised bleeding in the surrounding tissues - according to doctors.

Police took the body into custody and shifted it to a mortuary for post-mortem. Following this, Rasheed's body will be handed over to his family members.

He had been sentenced to death for committing a murder in Lahore's Factory area. Under Section 302, a first information report (FIR) had been registered against him at Factory area police station.

Earlier, on Dec 22, a condemned prisoner at Mianwali Central Jail had died of heart failure.

Muhammad Liaquat, 55, of Bhakkar had been sentenced to death by a district and sessions judge in 2010 for murdering his wife Bashiran Bibi, a mother of nine. His revision plea had been lying with the apex court. According to doctors, Liaquat died of a heart attack.

On Dec 21, another condemned prisoner at Central Jail Sukkar died of a heart attack.

With IANS

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