FO seeks India’s response over killing of Pakistani prisoner in jail

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ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday has sought a response from India on the brutal killing of a Pakistani prisoner by two Indian inmates in a Jaipur jail.

The Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi has officially raised the issue with Indian authorities, asking them to immediately verify the report and give a response in this regard.

As per details, “A Pakistani inmate was subjected to severe torture in an attack in the Jaipur jail by other inmates on Feb 20, which led to his death on spot.”

“Pakistan is gravely concerned at media reports regarding the brutal killing of a Pakistani prisoner, Mr Shakirullah, imprisoned in Jaipur Central Jail,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

It further said that the Pakistani prisoner “was beaten to death by a group of Indian inmates in retaliation of the Pulwama incident.”

The murder of the Pakistani inmate comes after India has levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan of being involved in the Pulwama attack.

On the other hand, Kashmiri students are also facing torture, harassment and threats at the hands of angry mobs in India.

On 14 February 2019, at least 49 Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed and many others injured when suspected militants targeted a convoy with a car bomb at Awantipora in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, in what is the worst attack ever on security personnel in the state.

The car bomb attack was reportedly claimed by militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad and carried out by a 20-year-old Kashmiri man.

India has accused Pakistan of facilitating the attack as tensions between the two countries escalated and India announced it would withdraw Pakistan’s ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status. However, Pakistan has denied all allegations of terror financing.