Sultan Hasan, a Pakistani diplomat, says Sanaullah Ranjay died Thursday morning. He says the Pakistani government has asked India to allow his body to be airlifted to Pakistan.
Ranjay was imprisoned in 1999 and was sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for being a Pakistani militant operating in Indian Kashmir. The charges against him included murder and waging war against India.
He was beaten up in the prison in Jammu, the winter capital of Indian Kashmir, on Friday, a day after a convicted Indian spy died after being bludgeoned with a brick by fellow inmates at a prison in Lahore, Pakistan.