Indian man dies in US Immigration custody

Vastavam web: An Indian man who came to the US from Latin America without proper documents has died while in federal custody in Atlanta, in Georgia state, according to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. Atulkumar Babubhai Patel, 58, died on Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, the ICE said in a statement. “The preliminary cause of death has been ruled to be complications from congestive heart failure,” it added.

The Indian citizen arrived in Atlanta on May 10 from Quito, Ecuador, without the necessary immigration documents and on May 11 US Customs and Border Protection officials transferred him to ICE custody, the agency said. When Patel was admitted to the Atlanta Detention Center, an initial medical screening showed he had high blood pressure and diabetes, the ICE said.

On May 13, a nurse checking his blood sugar noticed he “had shortness of breath and he was promptly transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for additional evaluation and treatment where he later died”, it added.