Lahore (HRNW): The postmortem of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died under mysterious circumstances in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, was done on Tuesday in the Jinnah Hospital.The mortal remains of Kirpal will be handed over to India this afternoon. The family members of Kirpal Singh had on Friday met Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh to express their concerns over the gruesome treatment meted out to Indians languishing in Pakistani jails.
Kirpal Singh’s family had earlier rejected Pakistan’s claim that he died of a heart attack and demanded a postmortem to ascertain the true facts behind his sudden death.
“How can we believe that he died of heart attack? His body should be sent to us and postmortem should be done. We want to know the truth,” Singh’s nephew said in New Delhi.
Kirpal had allegedly crossed the Attari-Wagah border to enter Pakistan in 1992 and was subsequently sentenced to death in a serial bomb blasts case in Pakistan’s Punjab province.