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Another Pakistan prisoner in Indian jail ‘dies’

AMRITSAR: Another Pakistani languishing in Indian jail died on Thursday night. It is not clear whether the prisoner was tortured to death or he died of natural causes.

The Pakistani citizen, Mohammad Azam, 62, was arrested by Indian officials for illegally crossing the border. He was sentenced by a court and was imprisoned in Firozpur jail, East Punjab.

He served his sentenced in 2016, but was not released by Indian authorities. Instead he was moved to a jail in Amritsar.

In the jail, the condition of Mujhammad Azam worsened yesterday. He was shifted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, where he later passed away.

It was not clear whether he died of natural causes or was tortured to death.

Last month, a Pakistani prisoner Shakirullah was stoned to death by other inmates in Rajasthan’s Jaipur Central Jail.

His body was handed over to Pakistan at the Wagah Border last Saturday and his family laid him to rest in their hometown in Sialkot.

The February 20 murder of the Pakistani inmate had come after India levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan of being involved in the Pulwama attack in occupied Kashmir. Shakirullah had been in the Indian jail since 2001.

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