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NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan Govt over death of Pakistani prisoner


New Delhi, Feb 21: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to the Rajasthan government over the alleged killing of a Pakistani prisoner by the fellow inmates in a Jaipur jail.

The NHRC has also reportedly asked states to ensure that Pakistani prisoners lodged in other jails across the country are safe.

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A Pakistani prisoner, identified as Shakar Ullah, was today allegedly murdered in Jaipur central jail after a quarrel with other prisoners. According to media reports, the Pakistani prisoner was stoned to death by three inmates. He was jailed in 2011 and was serving life sentence.

[Pakistani prisoner lodged in Jaipur Central jail killed by inmates: Police]

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, as per a PTI reports.

After the incident, Pakistan issued a statement urging the Indian authorities to "ensure provision of foolproof security to all Pakistani inmates / prisoners in Indian Jails and Pakistani visitors to India".

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