‘I prayed for death’: Indian soldier Chandu who strayed into Pak

Mumbai: The Indian soldier who was returned by Pakistan after four months in captivity talked about he was so fed up with torture by Pakistanis that he normally prayed for dying whereas of their custody.

"I was assaulted. I told them: Kill me. I realised that this was the end of the road for me," Chandu Babulal Chavan, who was handed over to India on January 21, talked about proper right here right now in dialog with a Marathi channel.

The 22-year-old had crossed into Pakistan on September 29, the day India hit terror launch pads all through the street of administration (LoC), 10 days after an assault by suspected Pakistani militants on a camp in Uri that killed 19 troopers.

Chavan was posted on the LoC inside the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Describing the state of affairs after he was caught by Pakistani troopers after straying all through the border, Chavan talked about, "they checked me, took out my clothes, put on black robes (on me) and took me away in a vehicle."

"I was put in a room which was always dark. I did not understand a thing. The bathroom and toilets were also in the same room," the soldier, who returned to his native Borvihir village in Dhule district, earlier this month, knowledgeable the channel.

"When I used to bang my head and ask them to kill me, they gave me injection doses. They used to beat me. There came a time that I didn't have any more tears in my eyes," he talked about.

"I did not understand whether it was day or night. I remembered my family in those harrowing times. I used to pray God to end my life," he talked about.

Describing the Pakistani torture, he talked about, "They used to give me sedatives through injection. They put drops in my ear when it was bleeding."

"There was a time when I told my captors that I had crossed into Pakistan to avenge the Uri terror attacks," he talked about.