Indian prisoner in Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh, dies in Jinnah Hospital

Sarabjit Singh
Sarabjit Singh

By News Desk | Lahore, Pakistan

Sarabjit Singh, the convicted Indian prisoner in Pakistan for spying, has succumbed to injuries at the Jinnah Hospital in Lahore.

The head of medical board supervising Sarabjit’s treatment confirmed his death. His death occurred at 1 am (Pakistani time), the head of the medical board said.

Sarabjit Singh, 49, was attacked by two other inmates at the Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore on 26 April and had received serious head injuries.

He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital, amid tight security after providing him initial treatment at the prison hospital.

The inmates, identified as Rizwan and Amir who attacked Singh, were on the death row. Later, the Kot Lakhpat Police registered a case against two prisoners under the offence of attempt to murder Singh.

Singh was convicted for his involvement in serial bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad in 1990. He was awarded death sentence in 1991.


Published at 1:53 IST, 2-4-2013 | Updated at 2.18 IST, 2-4-2013

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