Free Press Journal

India seeks details of its national’s death in Karachi jail


New Delhi: India has asked its mission in Islamabad to find out the details about the death of an Indian fisherman in Karachi jail.

After media in Pakistan reported that an Indian fishermen, named Kishore Bhagwan, was found dead in Landhi jail there, the Ministry of External Affairs has asked its mission to check and find out the details of the incident, official sources said today.

According to media reports, the cause of Bhagwan’s death is yet to be ascertained. His body has been shifted to a hospital.

Kishore was arrested by the Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) along with other fishermen and was sent to the Landhi jail for allegedly entering Pakistan’s exclusive economic zone without legal documents, it said.

Last year, in February, Kishore managed to escape from jail when he was taken outside to do manual labour, but he was re-arrested after a 10-month search in December from PIB colony in Karachi, the reports added.