Body of Pakistani Prisoner Killed in Indian Jail Reached Wagah Border


The body of the Pakistani prisoner, Shakirullah who was stoned to death by other inmates in Rajasthan’s Jaipur Central Jail mid last month, reached Wagah Border on Saturday.

The murder of the Pakistani prisoner had come after India has levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan of being involved in the Pulwama attack in occupied Kashmir.

Shakirullah had been in the Indian jail since 2001.

Pakistan, in this regard, had lodged its protest with India after the inspector general of police (IG) for Rajasthan and in-charge of prisons Kapil Garg confirmed the news of Shakirullah’s murder on February 20.

The Pakistani prisoner had been eight years into a life term when he was attacked at the Jaipur central jail. He was stoned to death following a quarrel, Garg told AFP.

Pakistan had earlier on Friday handed over Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to Indian authorities at the Wagah border crossing as a “peace gesture” to de-escalate the rising tensions between the two South Asian neighbouring countries.

Abhinandan was captured when his MiG-21 among two Indian military aircraft was shot down by Pakistan Air Force after they ventured into the Pakistani airspace.

The Foreign Office of Pakistan said while in captivity, Abhinandan was treated “with dignity and in line with international law”.


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