- Three prisoners bashed the Pak convict's head in with a stone: Police
- The Pak prisoner was serving a 20 year term in Jaipur Central Jail
- Senior police officers, forensics team have rushed to the jail
A Pakistani convict serving a 20 year term in Rajasthan's Jaipur Central Jail was murdered allegedly by other inmates after a fight over TV volume, prison officials said on Wednesday.
50-year-old Shakir Ullah from Sialkot had spent eight years in the jail, since his arrest under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 2011 by the anti-terror squad. In 2017, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Officials say four prisoners were watching TV when a quarrel broke out. As the fight escalated, the three convicts bashed Shakir Ullah's head against a stone on the ground, said Laxman Gaur, Additional Commissioner (Crime), Jaipur.
It is not clear yet whether any policemen were around.
Senior police officers, a forensics team and district officials have rushed to the jail. The case will be investigated by a judicial magistrate and the police.
News agency PTI reported that a post-mortem will be conducted in the jail under judicial supervision.
Pakistan, in a statement, has said they have raised the incident with Indian authorities. "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 statement said.
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