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Timeline: Pak prisoner Sanaullah succumbs to attack

Agencies  New Delhi, May 09, 2013
First Published: 09:01 IST(9/5/2013) | Last Updated: 09:29 IST(9/5/2013)

Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay who was in a hospital in Chandigarh after being attacked in a Jammu jail last week died on Thursday morning, doctors said.

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Ranjay, who was extremely critical for the last few days and had suffered renal failure on Wednesday, died just before 8 a.m. Thursday at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.

The Pakistani was in deep coma ever since he was flown in Chandigarh from Jammu last Friday. He was serving life imprisonment at Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail.

He was attacked last Friday by an Indian prisoner and then flown from Jammu to Chandigarh for treatment.

The information regarding his death has been given to the central government. The same is likely to be conveyed to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, officials said.

Ranjay had developed jaundice and other internal infections on Tuesday, doctors said.


Timeline:

May 3: Sanaullah Ranjay, 52, was critically injured in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail after being attacked by an Indian prisoner.

The attack on Ranjay took place a day after Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner in Pakistan, succumbed to grievous injuries following a murderous assault in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail.

May 3: Sanaullah was shifted to Chandigarh  - hours after the attack - on the advice of doctors in Jammu.

May 4: Pakistani officials visited a Chandigarh hospital where a comatose Pakistani prisoner was being treated.

May 4:  The Jammu and Kashmir government raised the level of enquiry into Friday's attack on a Pakistani prisoner inside Jammu's high-security Kot Bhalwal jail.

May 5: Press Council of India chairman Markandeya Katju appealed to the Central government to release injured Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay as a "humanitarian act".

"I appeal to the Indian government to forthwith send back Sanaullah, a Pakistani prisoner who was attacked in a Jammu jail and is said to be in a coma, to Pakistan, as requested by the Pakistan government. This will be a humanitarian act," Katju said on his blog.

May 6: Pakistan's High Commissioner Salman Bashir saw Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah Ranjay, who is admitted in a critical condition at the PGIMER in Chandigarh, and sought an "impartial probe" into the attack on him.

May 7: Sanaullah's brother and another relative crossed over into India, four days after he was critically injured in an attack by a fellow inmate in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal jail.

May 8: Sanaullah suffered renal failure and doctors said that his condition was "extremely critical".

May 8: Mohammad Shahzad, Sanaullah's brother-in-law appealed to the Indian government to send him back to Pakistan with them.

May 8: The Supreme Court frowned on the failure of the Jammu and Kashmir government to anticipate the possibility of Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah being attacked in jail in the wake of the death of Sarabjit Singh after being assaulted in a Lahore jail.

"You must have visualized that if something has happened in Pakistan, you should have taken precautions. You cannot allow rule of law to be compromised. Such incidents compromise rule of law," a bench of Justice RM Lodha and Justice Kurien Joseph said.

May 9: Sanaullah Ranjay, who had suffered renal failure on Wednesday, died just before 8 am on Thursday at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh.

May 9: Pakistan seeks international inquiry and asks Indian government to send Sanaullah's body to Pakistan.

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