Jaipur: Pakistani prisoner Shakar Ullah was found dead on Wednesday in Jaipur Central Jail. Jaipur Jail Inspector General Rupinder Singh said, “Shakar Ullah was lodged here since 2011 and died following a brawl with other inmates.” Also Read - Security of Pakistani prisoners in Raj jails stepped up, prison officials removed
50-year-old Shakar Ullah from Sialkot had spent eight years in the jail since his arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 2011. In 2017, he was sentenced to life in prison. Also Read - Pakistani Prisoner Doesn't Want to go Back to Home Country, Says 'India is Good And I Can Get Job'
As per reports, senior prison officials are looking into the matter. At least three people are likely to be involved in the murder. Reportedly, four prisoners were watching TV when a quarrel broke out and the fight escalated. The three convicts used a large stone and bashed the Pak prisoner’s head in, said Laxman Gaur, Additional Commissioner (Crime), Jaipur. Also Read - Sohrabuddin encounter case: Prosecution witness turns hostile
Last year, a 65-year-old undertrial Pakistani prisoner was arrested for crossing the border illegally and thereafter died during treatment at a hospital in Jammu.
Doulat Din, a resident of Sialkot, was arrested in 2013 for illegally crossing the International Border into Jammu and lodged in Amphalla jail, police said.
They added that the prisoner fell sick on October 25 and was admitted to the Government Medical College hospital, where he later died.
“He was not mentally fit and was also facing multiple organ failure,” the officials said. Police said the body of the deceased was lying at the hospital as doctors are waiting for completion of formalities to conduct an autopsy.
In January this year, Pakistan shared a list of 537 Indian prisoners lodged in Pakistani jails with India as per the provisions of a bilateral agreement. The list includes 54 civilians and 483 fishermen, the Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement.