Four killed in Karachi District jail riot

October 16th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Karachi, Oct.16 (ANI): At least four inmates have been killed and a dozen injured during a riot in a prison in Sindh’’s Malir District.
The BBC quoted officials as saying that prison guards had to open fire to prevent prisoners from escaping through a gate.
A majority of the prisoners have complained of harsh treatment and overcrowding in the jail.
The jail houses over 2,500 inmates, which is double its original capacity. (ANI)

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