Jailed ex-RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin dies of COVID-19

He tested positive on April 20 and was undergoing treatment in hospital

NEW DELHI: Former Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, who was lodged in Tihar jail, died of COVID-19 at a city hospital on Saturday.

Director General (Prisons) Sandeep Goel confirmed the development.

Prison officials said that gangster-turned-politician Shahabuddin, who was serving serving life imprisonment in Tihar, tested positive on April 20 and was admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, where he died during treatment.

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