Mayilvahanan (43) arrested by the Erode police in connection with theft cases four months ago and lodged at the Coimbatore Central Prison died of cardiac arrest on Sunday.
It is learnt that the prisoner complained of chest pain and was rushed to the hospital where he breathed his last. Investigations are on.
City Police Commissioner C. Sylendra Babu has ordered the detention of N. Vignesh (22) son of Nagarajan of Housing Unit, Muniappan Koil in Ukkadam.
In a bid to maintain law and order, Mr. Sylendra Babu and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) N. Kamini have constituted special teams led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Murugasamy.
The special teams recently arrested Vignesh on charges of intercepting V. Kasi at knife-point near a public convenience and robbing him off his cellular phone and Rs. 2,200 in cash on September 27.