A fisherman from Gujarat lodged at Malir Jail of Karachi in Pakistan has died following “some illness”, said an NGO working for friendly relations between the two countries. “Mohan Jethya, passed away in a prison hospital in Karachi yesterday.
According to information available with us, he was not well for sometime and was being treated in the prison hospital,” Jatin Desai, general secretary of the Indian chapter of Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), said in a release.
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While The Indian Express could not independently verify the news of Jethya’s death, Desai said that the fisherman was a resident of Una taluka in Gir Somnath district and had been on trial for allegedly violating Pakistan’s territorial waters.