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Pakistani prisoner found dead in Indian jail

AP , Saturday 22 Feb 2014
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A Pakistani prisoner has committed suicide at a jail in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, prison officials said Saturday.

Showkat Ali used a scarf to hang himself from the iron bars of a toilet window at the prison in Jammu city, jail superintendent Harish Kotwal said. His body was found early Saturday.

Ali was arrested in 2011 after he crossed into Indian territory.

Top prison official K. Rajendra said an inquiry had been ordered into Ali's death.

The Himalayan region of Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, with both countries claiming it in its entirety. The two countries share a porous border, and scores of Indian and Pakistani prisoners are languishing in each other's jails after being caught without the proper papers.

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