India’s consultant to the Palestinian Authority, Mukul Arya, was discovered lifeless contained in the Indian mission in Ramallah on Sunday.
India’s Overseas Minister S Jaishankar expressed shock on the sudden loss of life of Arya, who was 36-years-old.
“He was a vibrant and proficient officer with a lot earlier than him. My coronary heart goes out to his household and family members,” Jaishankar mentioned in a tweet.
The reason for his loss of life was not instantly identified.
Many Indian officers who labored with him have been additionally greatly surprised by the information of Arya’s loss of life.
“That is actually stunning. A beautiful colleague snatched away so younger. My deepest condolences to his household,” mentioned TS Tirumurti, India’s ambassador to the United Nations, who additionally beforehand served as a consultant to Ramallah.
Palestine orders scrutiny
The Palestinian international ministry mentioned that President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh had ordered safety and police officers, in addition to forensic specialists, to right away transfer to the Indian consultant’s place of residence to carefully monitor the case.
It mentioned that every one events have been absolutely ready to do what was required in such tough circumstances.
The ministry added in a press release that it was in contact with Indian authorities for transporting the envoy’s physique.
Who was Mukul Arya?
Raised and educated within the Indian capital of New Delhi, Arya joined the international service in 2008, on the age of 23.
He was a profession diplomat who had beforehand served on the Indian embassies in Kabul and Moscow.
He was posted on the Everlasting Delegation of India to UNESCO in Paris, and on the international ministry in New Delhi. He took cost of the mission in Ramallah final 12 months.
India, one of many 138 UN members to acknowledge the State of Palestine, maintains its diplomatic presence in Ramallah by way of its Consultant Workplace.