Prison officials said Fakir suffered a stroke and breathed his last around 8:00am. Jailer of Chattogram central jail, Dewan Mohammad Tariqul Islam, said though Fakir died of a stroke, "the details will be known after an autopsy".

Police arrested Fakir recently and a court remanded him in judicial custody in a case of alleged temple vandalism and violence in the district on 16 October.

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