The former police sergeant Dharma Sooknundun held at the Beau-Bassin prison after his arrest in a drug case in 2014 suffered a heart attack on Wednesday, August 4.
Detainees attempted to rescue him but in vain. The former police officer was taken to the care unit of the prison where doctors on site could only certify his death.
The former police sergeant has worked in the drug squad [ADSU] in the past.
This is the second death of an inmate at the Beau-Bassin prison in 24 hours. On Tuesday August 2, 21 year old Fabrice Quirin was found dead in his cell. He died of natural causes.