Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay, who was injured after a scuffle with a fellow inmate in a Jammu jail last week, died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) here on Thursday.
His body was airlifted to Sialkot in Pakistan in the evening after a postmortem was conducted by a team of Indian doctors.
“Sanaullah (52) was declared dead around 7 am today. He had multiple-organ failure due to severe head injuries. A team of doctors headed by Prof Y K Batra tried their best to revive him,” a medical bulletin issued by PGIMER stated.
Sanaullah’s condition had become critical after he suffered kidney failure on Wednesday.
He was attacked in Jammu’s Kot Bhalwal jail a day after the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was brutally assaulted in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. Sanaullah was serving a life term after he was convicted under TADA provisions following his arrest in 1999.
The postmortem, which started at 1pm and ended at 3.30pm, was conducted under the supervision of a magistrate, and the proceedings were videographed. Further, the viscera has been sent for chemical examination.
According to an MEA communication, Sanaullah’s brother-in-law Mohammed Sehzaad and nephew Mohammed Asif, who had come to Chandigarh from Pakistan on Tuesday, identified his body. The body was handed over to them at 4.45 pm and taken straight to the airport.
Meanwhile, the Border Security Force personnel have been put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border as a precautionary measure. “There were demonstrations by the BJP at Attari after Sarabjit Singh’s death, so the possibility of a similar protest on the Pakistani side cannot be ruled out,” BSF IGP Aditya Mishra said.