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Will provide all assistance to send Sanaullah's body back: Preneet Kaur

delhi Updated: May 09, 2013 18:16 IST
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Minister of state for external affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday expressed her condolences to the family of Pakistan prisoner Sanaullah, who succumbed to his injures in a hospital in Chandigarh on Thursday morning, days after being attacked by a fellow prisoner at jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail.

Kaur said the Indian Government would provide all assistance to send his body back to Pakistan.

"We have done the best of the treatment for him, but sadly he is no more. We will facilitate and provide assistance to send his body back," she said.

Meanwhile, ministry of external affairs (MEA) spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that despite the government's best efforts, Sanaullah had succumbed to his injures.

"Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, he (Sanaullah) succumbed to injuries Thursday morning. We have informed Pakistan and are in touch with them," Akbaruddin said.

"We would make best efforts and arrangements to send back Sanaullah's body," he added.

Sanaullah, 52, a convicted terrorist serving a life sentence in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail, was undergoing treatment at Chandigarh's PGIMER, after being hit with a brick by a fellow inmate on May 3.

The attack followed a similar fatal assault in a Lahore jail on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh on April 26.

Sanaullah died with two members of his family by his side.

Sanaullah's brother-in-law Mohammed Sehzaad and nephew Mohammed Asif had arrived in Chandigarh via Amritsar through the Wagah-Attari border earlier this week.