The body of an Indian fisherman, who died in a Pakistani jail earlier this month, will be brought to Mumbai on February 2, Gujarat Fisheries Minister Babubhai Bokhiria said on Friday.
Jeeva Bhagwan Bamaniya, a native of Khan village in Gujarat's Gir Somnath district, died in a Karachi jail on January 4, a day before 218 Indian fishermen, mostly from the state, were released by Pakistan as a "goodwill gesture". The deceased was among the group of Indian fishermen who were lodged in the Pakistani jail. Jeeva was also supposed to be released along with them on January 5. "We have received an e-mail from Indian High Commission office in Islamabad stating that the body will be flown to Mumbai on February 2 after conducting the postmortem," Bokhiria told a news agency.