A matron who was deployed on duty at the women’s barrack inside Central Jail, Gadani in Balochistan’s Lasbela district was beaten to death by three Russian female inmates as they have confessed their involvement. Notably, the body of 23-year-old Zoya Naz, who was performing the night duty at the women’s barrack, was found smeared in blood on Tuesday morning. As per the FIR, seen by Dawn.com, Zoya, who hailed from Gadani, had entered the women’s barrack at 5pm on Monday to begin her shift which was to end at 8am on Tuesday.However, when the jail’s head warden went to open the gate of the women’s barrack at 6am, he was informed by an inmate that the Russian female prisoners at the facility had “brutally” murdered Zoya overnight. According to the FIR, prisoners told police that at around 12:30am, three Russian female inmates strangled Zoya with a rope and repeatedly struck her head with a cement block and her face with a stone. The victim reportedly died on the spot. It is important to note, that the Russian prisoners’ violnet behavior was witnessed for the very first time and they used to interect quite normally with other fellows and staff. The reson behind their savageness is yet to be discovered.The three Russian inmates, who were nominated in the FIR registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code, have been incarcerated in the Gadani jail for the past five months, according to Shakeel Ahmed Baloch, the jail superintendent. They were arrested in Quetta under the Foreign Act; although their jail sentence had ended, they were shifted to Gadani jail until the legal procedure for their deportation was completed at the Russian consulate in Karachi. “However, now they can’t be deported as they are facing a murder trial,” the prison head said, adding that the Russian consulate in Karachi had been informed about the incident and involvement of the three suspects from their country in it.