A Pakistani national lodged in Jaipur central jail was allegedly murdered following a quarrel with other prisoners, officials said on Wednesday.
A Pakistani national, serving a life sentence in Jaipur Central Jail, was murdered by other inmates on Wednesday after a fight over the volume of the TV being too loud, prison authorities have said, Indian media claimed.
The victim, Shakir Ullah from Sialkot in Pakistan, had been in this jail for eight years since he was arrested under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in 2011. In 2017, he was sentenced to life in prison.
Authorities say four prisoners were watching TV in the jail when a quarrel started. As tempers flared, the three convicts used a stone that was lying around and murdered the Pakistani prisoner with it, said Laxman Gaur, Additional Commissioner (Crime), Jaipur.
It is not yet clear if the convicts were being monitored while they were watching TV or why the stone had gone unnoticed by prison authorities.
Senior police, forensics team and district officials have rushed to the jail.
waiting for more details