New Delhi: Indian government has sought a ‘thorough investigation’ in the deaths of the 13 Indians who have died in Pakistani jails since 2013.
Kirpal Singh’s death at Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat jail led to a storm prompting Indian government to seek a thorough investigation into the matter.
Minister of state for external affairs VK Singh said in Lok Sabha that it is the responsibility of Pakistan government to ensure the safety, security and well-being of all Indian prisoners lodged in their jails.
“As per the information available in our missions/posts abroad, 49 Indians died in prisons in various countries during the last three years and the current year. This includes 13 Indians who died in Pakistani jails during this period,” Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.
"The government has taken up the matter of Kirpal Singh’s death with the Pakistan foreign ministry and has requested that a thorough investigation be undertaken to ascertain the cause for his death and that the probe report be shared with Indian authorities," he added.
(With PTI inputs)