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Pakistani prisoner found hanging in Indian Kashmir jail

A Pakistani prisoner who was arrested by authorities in India for trespassing more than two years ago has been found hanging inside a jail in Indian Kashmir, an official said Saturday. Showkat Ali, 42, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan, had been lodged in a jail in Amphala, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) from the region's main city of Srinagar, since December 2011. He was arrested on charges of illegally crossing the de facto border between the two rival countries.

Pakistani detainee attacked by inmate in Indian prison dies

Pakistan's government has requested India to release the body of a Pakistani prisoner who died Thursday in hospital in India's Punjabi city of Chandigarh, following an attack by an Indian inmate. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry said it hopes the government of India will facilitate the early repatriation of the "mortal remains" of Sanaullah Ranjay to Pakistan. Pakistani national Sanaullah was convicted of militancy-related charges in the 1990s and served his sentence in an Indian high-security prison.

Pakistani prisoner dies in India after revenge beating

The incident threatens to worsen already fraught relations between the two nations.

Top Pakistan diplomat to visit 'critical' prisoner in India

Pakistan's top diplomat in New Delhi is to pay a hospital visit Monday to a Pakistani prisoner who was critically injured in an attack by an inmate in an Indian jail, officials said. Convicted murderer Sanaullah Ranjay suffered multiple head injuries in a prison in India's northern city of Jammu in an apparent tit-for-tat attack after an Indian prisoner, Sarabjit Singh, was fatally assaulted in Pakistan. Last week, Ranjay was airlifted to a government hospital in the city of Chandigarh, 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of New Delhi.

Pakistan officials visit 'critically' hurt prisoner in India

Pakistani embassy officials visited a hospital in north India on Saturday where a Pakistani prisoner was in critical condition in the intensive care unit after being attacked by an Indian inmate. Convicted murderer Sanaullah Ranjay suffered multiple head injuries in a prison in India's northern city of Jammu in an apparent tit-for-tat attack after an Indian prisoner, Sarabjit Singh, was fatally assaulted in Pakistan. On Friday, Ranjay was airlifted to a government hospital in the city of Chandigarh, 250 kilometres (155 miles) north of New Delhi.

Attack on Pakistani prisoner in Indian jail fuels protests

Two hundred protesters took to the streets in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Saturday to demonstrate against an attack on a Pakistani prisoner in India. The injured man -- a convicted murderer named Sanaullah Ranjay -- was assaulted early Friday in the northern city of Jammu, a day after India's home ministry ordered stepped up security for jailed Pakistanis.

Pakistani 'critical' in India after jail violence

A Pakistani prisoner in India was critical Friday after being attacked by an inmate, an official said, in apparent tit-for-tat jail violence that has strained relations between the neighbours. The attack came after Sarabjit Singh, an Indian convicted in Pakistan for spying and deadly bombings, died on Thursday following a savage beating in Lahore prison, sparking a furious response from Indian politicians.

Pakistani prisoner attacked in Indian jail

A Pakistani prisoner in a jail in India's northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir was critically injured after being attacked by an another inmate Friday morning, officials said. Sanaullah Khan was attacked by an Indian prisoner and later slipped into a coma as a result of head injuries he sustained, according to the officials. Pakistan later Friday condemned the attack on Khan and called it retribution for the death of an Indian prisoner in Pakistan this week.

Pakistani 'critical' in India after jail violence

A Pakistani prisoner in India was critical Friday after being attacked by an inmate, an official said, in apparent tit-for-tat jail violence that has strained relations between the neighbours. The attack came after Sarabjit Singh, an Indian convicted in Pakistan for spying and deadly bombings, died on Thursday following a savage beating in Lahore prison, sparking a furious response from Indian politicians.

Pakistani attacked in Indian jail: prison officer

A Pakistani prisoner suffered serious head injuries on Friday after being attacked in an Indian jail in apparent tit-for-tat violence following the death of an Indian inmate in Pakistan, a prison official said. "He has been admitted in GMC Hospital with grievous head injuries," an official at the main prison in the northwestern city of Jammu told AFP on condition of anonymity.
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