A Pakistani prisoner has allegedly been murdered in Jaipur central jail on Wednesday.
Rajasthan Inspector General of Prisons Rupinder Singh said that Pakistani prisoner Shakirullah was found dead after being brutally tortured by other inmates in the northern Indian state, days after a deadly attack on paramilitary forces in Indian occupied Kashmir’s (IoK) Pulwama district.
Shakirullah, who belonged to the Pakistani city of Sialkot, was first brutally tortured and then reportedly stoned to death by his fellow Indian prisoners at the Jaipur Central Jail.
The murdered inmate was reportedly being held on charges of espionage.
Initial probe reveals that two Indian prisoners were involved in the killing as a “protest” against the Pulwama attack, the Indian media reported.
The news of the brutal murder comes as Pakistanis and Kashmiris in India face increasing threats by Indian nationalists on a daily basis.
Tensions increased between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama attack, with New Delhi levelling baseless allegations on Islamabad and threatening to isolate Pakistan at an international level.
Reacting to the news, the Pakistani Foreign Office said that it had directed the high commission in New Delhi to raise the issue with Indian authorities and urge them to “urgently authenticate the report”.
“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,” the FO statement added.