Niti Central Staff | 4th Feb 2104:: An Indian prisoner jailed in Karachi’s Landhi Jail was killed on Tuesday. The deceased identified as Kishore Bhagwan was a fisherman from Gujarat. His body has been sent for post-mortem.
India has asked its mission in Islamabad to find out the details about the death.
After media in Pakistan reported that an Indian fishermen, the Ministry of External Affairs has asked its mission to check and find out the details of the incident, official sources said on Tuesday.
According to media reports, the cause of Bhagwan’s death is yet to be ascertained. His body has been shifted to a hospital.
Kishore was arrested by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) along with other fishermen and was sent to the Landhi jail for allegedly entering Pakistan’s exclusive economic zone without legal documents, it said.
In 2013, in February, Kishore managed to escape from jail when he was taken outside to do manual labour, but he was re-arrested after a 10-month search in December from PIB colony in Karachi, the reports added.
Earlier last year, Sarabjit Singh from Punjab, who was attacked by his inmates in Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat jail had sustained severe injuries, including a fractured skull that led to his death on May 2. (With inputs from agencies) ( Courtesy : NITI Central )