Thousands attended the funeral of Shakirullah alias Mohammad Ilyas, the Pakistani prisoner who was lynched in an Indian jail. Shakirullah’s body arrived via the Wagah border and people threw rose petals on the ambulance carrying the coffin as it arrived for burial.
Shakirullah’s family members demanded that Prime Minister Imran Khan raise the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
A senior doctor of the Allama Iqbal Memorial Hospital confirmed to a private news agency that, “almost the whole of Shakirullah’s body was badly crushed, especially his head, ribs, arms, backbone and legs with stones, sticks and bricks”. The doctors hardly found any part of the body that was not tortured.
India handed over Shakirullah’s body to Pakistan Rangers officials and his family at the Wagah border on Saturday, 11 days after his killing in the Jaipur jail by the infuriated Indian prisoners. He had been stoned to death following the Pulwama attack in Indian Occupied Kashmir.