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Not physically tortured but Wing Commander Abhinandan went through a lot of mental harassment: Sources

File photo: Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 02, 2019, 06.23 PM (IST)

A day after he was returned from captivity, sources have said Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was not physically tortured by the Pakistanis but that he went through a lot of mental harassment. 

The news agency ANI reported the sources as saying that after returning from Pakistan, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has informed that though he was not physically tortured by the Pakistanis, he went through a lot of mental harassment. 

ANI did not say who the sources were. 

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Abhinandan had been beaten by locals after his MiG 21 Bison was shot down on Wednesday in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. He was later rescued by Pakistani Army personnel. 

Abhinandan had taken down a Pakistani F-16 before being shot down. 

Abhinandan is currently undergoing a series of medical tests, a "cooling down" process at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment in Delhi. The "cooling down" will continue till Sunday. Once the health check-up is over, officials said, Abhinandan will be debriefed.