Pakistani prisoner killed in Jaipur Central Jail

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NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani prisoner was allegedly beaten to death by a group of inmates at the Jaipur Central Jail on February 20. The deceased, identified as Shakoorullah, was undergoing life imprisonment after his conviction in a terror-related case in Jaipur in 2017. He was from Sialkot.
According to The Hindu, senior jail, prison and intelligence officers have rushed to the jail. The deceased reportedly received serious injuries in his head caused by a blunt object after an altercation with some inmates.
The jail administration said Shakoorullah’s body would be shortly taken to Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital in Jaipur for post-mortem. A Forensic Science Laboratory team was also collecting evidence from the spot.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office (FO) said that it is “gravely concerned” about reports of Shakirullah’s murder, adding that it has raised the issue with Indian authorities for verification as well provision of “foolproof security to all Pakistanis” in India.
“Our High Commission in New Delhi has officially raised the issue with the Indian authorities requesting them to urgently authenticate the report and awaits a response,” FO spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal stated in a press release.
“We call upon the Indian government to fulfill its obligations and ensure provision of foolproof security to all Pakistani inmates/prisoners in Indian jails and Pakistani visitors to India.”–Agencies

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