Sarabjit Singh Dies In Pakistan Hospital

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Sarabjit Singh, a prisoner convicted of spying for India, has died in a Pakistani hospital after two fellow prisoners attacked him in a Lahore jail.

 

 
Sarabjit Singh, a prisoner convicted of spying for India, has died in a Pakistani hospital after two fellow prisoners attacked him in a Lahore jail.
 
"The criminals responsible for the barbaric and murderous attack on him must be brought to justice," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a statement.
 
Sarabjit Singh was arrested in Pakistan in 1991 and sentenced to death for spying and carrying out four bomb blasts that killed 14 people. His family says he is innocent.
 
He was hospitalised last week with a serious head injury after two fellow prisoners attacked him in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.
 
The Indian government had requested Pakistan's government to release Singh on humanitarian grounds so that he could be treated in India.
 
"It is particularly regrettable that the government of Pakistan did not heed the pleas of the government of India, Sarabjit's family and of civil society in India and Pakistan to take a humanitarian view of this case," the prime minister said, adding the government will make arrangements to bring the body home for his last rites.