A 24-year-old undertrial lodged at Tihar Central Jail here died on Monday after a prolonged illness.

Mohammad Irshad, who was facing rape charge, was suffering from tuberculosis for long and died at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Hospital in the morning. “Irshad had been lodged in jail since June 28. He was suffering from tuberculosis and was undergoing treatment. He was admitted to DDU after his condition worsened on November 24 and he died this morning,” said a Tihar Jail official. A probe by a judicial magistrate has been ordered into the matter.

Irshad was a resident of Abdul Fazal Enclave in Jamia Nagar.

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