Mukul Arya, India’s representative at the Palestinian city of Ramallah, was found dead on the office premises on Sunday. The news was first shared by external affairs minister S Jaishankar who expressed shock at the sudden demise of the Indian diplomat. The cause of his death remains unknown. “Deeply shocked to learn about the passing away of India’s Representative at Ramallah, Shri Mukul Arya,” Jaishankar tweeted.
“He was a bright and talented officer with so much before him. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Om Shanti,” he said. The Palestinian foreign ministry said it received with “great astonishment and shock” the news of the death of Ambassador Arya.
“As soon as this painful news arrived, immediate instructions were issued from President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh to all the security, police and public authorities, in addition to the Ministry of Health and Forensic Medicine, to immediately move to the place of residence of the Indian ambassador to closely monitor the case of death,” it said in a statement.
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