Indian prisoner found dead in Karachi jail
In the second incident of its kind in less than two months, an Indian fisherman was on Tuesday found dead in mysterious circumstances in a jail in this Pakistani port city.Updated: Feb 04, 2014 19:18 IST
In the second incident of its kind in less than two months, an Indian fisherman was on Tuesday found dead in mysterious circumstances in a jail in this Pakistani port city.
The prisoner found dead in Landhi jail was identified as Kishore Bhagwan in media reports. The cause of Bhagwan's death is yet to be ascertained.
His body was shifted to a hospital.
Indian diplomatic sources said they were yet to hear from Pakistani officials on the matter. On December 19, Indian fisherman Bhikha Lakha Shiyal, 35,
died in a jail in Karachi and the cause of his death too is yet to be ascertained. His body is yet to be handed over to Indian authorities.
"We are likely to receive the body (of Shiyal) soon. We would be making arrangements for the mortal remains to be sent back," an Indian diplomat said.
The Indian government has approached Pakistani authorities to speed up the process of sending back Shiyal's body, which has been kept in a morgue.
Bhagwan was among more than 50 Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly entering Pakistan's Exclusive Economic Zone in January last year. He escaped from jail a month later by climbing over a wall.
He was recaptured in December last year. Pakistani media reports quoted police as saying that he lived on on the roads of Karachi after his escape.
First Published: Feb 04, 2014 15:05 IST