LONDON: An Indian-origin man, Sundeep Ghuman who was murdered in a UK prison, died of head injuries, said Scotland Yard.
36-year-old Sundeep Ghuman was found with head injuries at Her Majesty’s Prison (HMP) Belmarsh on February 18.
HMP Belmarsh is a high-security prison in southeast London and has housed some of the most high-profile prisoners of Britain.
Ghuman was taken to hospital in a critical condition following day where he later died on Wednesday evening.
The Metropolitan Police said that Sundeep’s next of kin are aware.
A post-mortem examination on Ghuman was conducted at Greenwich Mortuary in London last Friday. The examination concluded the cause of death was a head injury.
Two fellow inmates, both aged 28, were arrested on the suspicion of attempted murder, said the Met Police.
“We are working to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident with the support of the prison and local officers,” said Detective Chief Inspector Richard Leonard from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, which is investigating the death.
“At this stage, I am open-minded concerning motive, but expect this to become clear as the investigation progresses, Richard Leonard said.
Indian-origin Sundeep Ghuman is believed to have been serving a prison sentence related to arson.