Indian attacked thrice in Pakistan jail

A 31-year-old Indian prisoner, sentenced by a military court for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card, was attacked at least thrice by inmates in recent months in a Peshawar jail, his lawyer told a court.
Indian attacked thrice in Pakistan jail
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Hamid Nehal Ansari, a Mumbai resident arrested in 2012 for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online, suffered injuries after he was attacked by inmates in the Peshawar Central Prison. His lawyer Qazi Mohammad Anwar told a Peshawar High Court bench on Thursday that his client had been kept in a death cell with a hardened criminal awaiting execution for a murder. Ansari was attacked and injured three times over the last couple of months and shifted to the hospital for treatment, the counsel added. He said even the head warden would subject him to brutality and slap him on a daily basis without any reason. Anwar said that Ansari lodged a complaint about this with the superintendent. Superintendent of the prison Masoodur Rehman confirmed the incidents but insisted they’re of minor nature and that such incidents did happen in prisons in Pakistan, the Dawn reported. Rehman also told the bench that Ansari, who was serving a three-year jail term, had been kept in the death cell.

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