A Nigerian youth who was caught on charge of faking visa after he entered from Bangladesh in Tripura died of cardiac arrest at a juvenile home. 17-year-old Arahi
Zunbu Joel died at the State-run juvenile home at Narshingarh near Agartala on Wednesday night, police said on Thursday.
Joel was staying at the home since September 14 by order of a court after he was caught by Indian immigration officials for allegedly forging visa. He was to face trial under section 471 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Foreigners Act.
“Juvenile Home officials rushed him to the hospital after he started complaining chest pain, but died on the way. Doctors said he suffered massive cardiac arrest,” an officer of the local police station said. An inquest was conducted and police said the report was awaited.
Police registered a case for investigation under set directives as he was an under-trial and died in detention.
The deceased juvenile was the fourth Nigerian national besides one from Sierra Leone caught on visa forgery charge or illegaltrespass from Bangladesh at different border checkpoints in Tripura this year.
Nigerian Okechukwu Stanley (36), Aroegido Jul (30) and Uba Kaibia Amalah (21) as well as Amadu Kardgo (33) from Sierra Leone are lodged in State prisons.