India’s Palestine Envoy Mukul Arya was found dead on Sunday on Indian Mission in Ramallah. It was not clear for a while how he died.
Arya was a 2008-batch Indian Foreign Service officer.
Taking to his twitter handle Foreign Minister S Jaishankar expressed shock over the death. “Deeply shocked to learn about the passing away of India’s Representative at Ramallah, Shri Mukul Arya,” he said in a tweet.
“He was a bright and talented officer with so much before him. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Om Shanti,” said Mr Jaishankar.
While, the high authority of Palestine also expressed its shock over the death of Mukul Arya at his workplace on Sunday. The Foreign Ministry Of Palestine said it got the news with “great astonishment and shock”.
“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,” the Ministry said in a statement.
“All parties are fully prepared to do what is required of them in such difficult and emergency circumstances,” it further said adding “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants expresses its deep sadness, loss and pain at the death of Ambassador Arya”.
The Palestine Foreign Ministry also said that it is cooperating with Indian Foreign Ministry to transfer the body of Mr Arya.
The Palestine Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki expressed his condolences over death of the Ambassador to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar and through him to Indian government and also to the family members of Arya.
On his work front, Mukul Arya had served in the Indian embassies in Kabul, Moscow and at the headquarters of External Affairs in Delhi.
He even served at India’s delegation in UNESCO in Paris.