Cairo: Ex-president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak has gone into coma and was put on life support. He was admitted to the hospital when he suffered a heart attack after he received a life sentence on June 2 for killing protestors.
As per the reports, the 84-year-old Mubarak was put on a respirator in an intensive care unit at a military hospital in Cairo since being transferred from Tora Prison on Tuesday evening after he suffered a stroke.
Security personnel in plain clothes were stationed at the hospital, and were allowing no one to enter.
According to the reports, Mubarak's heart stopped beating and he was defibrillated many times but he had not responded. Prison officials said that Mubarak was suffering from "severe depression" since he was given a life sentence.
Dozens of supporters showed up on Tuesday evening at the gate of the hospital. Some held Mubarak's photos while others prayed for him.
"He is a hero of Egypt. He deserves our respect," said a middle-aged woman. But she was sharply interrupted by a young man who called her a liar. "He should be hanged, Mubarak betrayed his people," the man shouted.
Reports reveal that police in plain clothes appeared and dragged the young man from the scene before the argument could escalate.
The official announcement of the winner of the presidential elections would be made on Thursday.
Both candidates, the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi and Mubarak's former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, have claimed victory in the elections.