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Pak national killed in brawl in Jaipur prison: Officials

Jaipur: A Pakistan national belonging to the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba was allegedly murdered on Wednesday in a brawl with other prisoners at the Central Jail here, officials said.

A police official said the prisoners fought over the volume of a TV set and hit Shakrullah (50) with a large stone.

The police said three or four prisoners were responsible for killing the life convict, who is from Sialkot in Pakistan's Punjab, and have registered a case of murder. "A Pakistani prisoner was allegedly murdered today at the Central Jail. The matter will be investigated by a judicial magistrate and also by the police," Rajasthan Director General of Police Kapil Garg said. The incident comes amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the Pulwama terror attack in which a car bomb killed 40 CRPF personnel. Inspector General (Prisons) Rupinder Singh said Shakrullah had been lodged in the jail's special cell since 2011.

Earlier, he and seven others were held in a Punjab jail, accused of radicalising young people.The m odule operated under the directions of its handlers in Pakistan, Jaipur Police Commissioner Anand Srivastava said.

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