2006 Mumbai train blasts convict dies of COVID-19 in Nagpur

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Nagpur, Apr 19 (PTI) A death row convict in the 2006 Mumbai train bombings case, who was lodged in the Nagpur Central Jail, died due to coronavirus at a government hospital in the early hours of Monday, a prison official said.

Kamal Ahamed Ansari (50), originally a native of Bihar, succumbed to the infection at Government Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) at around 1 am, Superintendent of Nagpur Central Jail Anup Kumre said.

Kumre told PTI that Ansari was admitted to the hospital on April 9, a day after he tested positive for the viral infection.

Ansari, who had been sentenced to death in the 2006 terror attack case, was shifted to the Nagpur prison in 2015- 16, he said.

The terror convict was lodged in a special cell of the jail, Kumre said.

Seven bombs had exploded in first class coaches of Mumbai's suburban trains on July 11, 2006, killing 188 people and injuring 829 others. PTI CLS COR RSY RSY