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Indian fisherman found dead in Pak jail

A 30-year-old Indian fisherman has been found dead under mysterious circumstances in a jail here, prompting Pakistani authorities to order a probe into the death.

Devo Mand Kansaro, who was arrested in March by Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency for fishing in the Arabian sea, was found dead on Thursday in his jail barracks in Malir district. Jail authorities claimed that Kansaro had died from natural causes after complaining chest pain and no torture marks were found on his body.

They said that he had complained of chest pain following which he was taken to the jail’s hospital and discharged after being given treatment.

The investigation report by a Judicial Magistrate into the mysterious death of the Indian fishermen has found no torture marks on his body.

“Judicial Magistrate Nadir Khan Burdi found no torture marks on his body and the prisoner also had hypertension and asthma problems,” jail official Muhammad Nazir said. After the Judicial Magistrate submitted his report to a sessions court, the Indian High Commission was informed about the incident and the fisherman’s body has been shifted to the Civil Hospital’s mortuary. Nazir said a post-mortem would be carried out by the hospital. On Thursday, 58 Indian fishermen were arrested and their 11 boats were seized by Pakistani authorities for allegedly violating the country’s territorial waters.
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