Saturday, March 21, 2009

Prosecuters investigate death of prisoner in N China

Chinese prosecutors have begun to investigate death of a prisoner at a detention house in north China's Hebei Province, according to government sources hereon Saturday.

The male prisoner, Zhai Junbao, who was arrested by police for theft and held at a detention house in Shunping County in January, died on Feb. 16.

An autopsy report given by the Hebei University Medical Science showed he died of toxic shock caused by lobar pneumonia.

Zhai's family has raised doubts on his death.

The head of the detention house has been suspended from job for the duration of the investigation, according to the police sources.

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