Elderly British national dies in police custody in Pakistan

January 18th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Jan 18(ANI): A 70-year-old British man died of kidney failure in Pakistan following his arrest for suspected arson, a police office has said.

The investigating officer, Fazlur Rehman, said the man was arrested earlier this month in the northwestern city of Abbottabad for allegedly setting fire to a room in his guesthouse.

After being arrested, the man fell sick in prison and was shifted to a hospital, where he died on Monday.

The British Embassy in Islamabad confirmed that a British national died in police custody, but declined to provide further details because officials were trying to contact his relatives. (ANI)

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