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Jaspan Singh died at a hospital in Atlanta on April 15. (Representational)

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An Indian nationwide awaiting deportation due to his unlawful entry into the US has died at a hospital in Atlanta, federal authorities mentioned Wednesday.

The Indian Consulate in New York has been notified concerning the demise of Jaspal Singh, 57, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) mentioned, including that his subsequent of kin have additionally been notified about it.

Singh died at a hospital in Atlanta on April 15. An post-mortem is pending to find out the official reason for demise, ICE mentioned.

Singh, an Indian citizen, first entered the US legally on October 25, 1992. On January 21, 1998, an immigration choose ordered Singh’s removing from the US, and on an unknown date, Singh returned to India voluntarily.

On June 29, 2023, he was arrested by US Customs and Border Safety’s Border Patrol officers whereas illegally reentering the US on the US-Mexico Border.

Border Patrol transferred custody of Singh to Enforcement and Elimination Operations (ERO), Atlanta. He was detained at a federal processing centre in Atlanta the place he continued his immigration proceedings.

When a non-citizen dies at a detention centre, it’s obligatory for the ERO to make notifications to Congress, nongovernmental organisation stakeholders and the media and posts a information launch with related particulars on its public web site inside two enterprise days.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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