Pandu Narote, who was convicted along with former Delhi University professor G N Saibaba under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for Maoist links, died on Thursday after contracting swine flu. He was imprisoned at the Nagpur Central Jail.
As per prison officials, the 33-year-old had high fever on August 20 and was subsequently detected with swine flu. Later, he was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC) in Nagpur where his condition kept deteriorating. He passed away at 5.30pm. His family had written to the Nagpur jail superintendent on Thursday, before his death, stating that they were not informed about his medical condition and the jail authorities would be responsible should something happen to him.
Prison officials said Narote was given adequate medical care and was shifted to the hospital.