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Godhra Suspect Dies in Custody

A man accused of taking part in the burning of a train at Godhra in the western Indian state of Gujarat last year has died in custody. The incident, in which a train carrying Hindu activists was allegedly torched by a Muslim mob, led to riots in Gujarat in which more than 1,000 people, mostly Muslims, were killed. The suspect, Fakhruddin Yunus Sheikh, was taken to hospital in the city of Ahmedabad on Tuesday night, where he was declared dead. He had been arrested in February last year – on the day the train was torched and 58 people inside it were burned alive. Correspondents say Mr Sheikh, a 45-year-old truck driver, had not suffered from any health problems until two days ago when he started feeling unwell. Prison authorities say he received proper medical attention, and was taken to hospital as well as being treated in jail as his condition worsened. Full Story

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