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'Sole motive of attack was to murder Sarabjit'

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, May 04, 2013
First Published: 00:46 IST(4/5/2013) | Last Updated: 00:48 IST(4/5/2013)

Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh's skull had been smashed into two halves and it was clear that he had been attacked with the "sole motive of killing him", revealed the post mortem report submitted by doctors of the Government Medical College (GMC), Amritsar, on Friday.

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The first post mortem was conducted in Pakistan after the 49-year-old died on Thursday. Sarabjit had been attacked by inmates of Kot Lakhpat jail, Lahore, where he was lodged, last week.

"The injuries on the head, about six to seven in all, were caused by heavy blunt weapons and considering Sarabjit's physical built, he must have been attacked by two or more persons," said Dr Gurmanjit Rai, head of the Forensic Medicine department of GMC.

Friday's post mortem report also revealed that apart from the head injuries, Sarabjit had sustained injuries on his jaw, ribs and shoulders. There were also injuries on his lips and ears.

 Addressing a press conference along with other members of the post mortem team, Rai said that while it was clear that the multiple head injuries had caused the death, the final cause would be known only after a detailed medical analyses of "certain vital body parts".

Commenting on the fact that the Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, had cited "cardio pulmonary arrest" as the cause of death, Rai said, "Severe head injuries can lead to cardio pulmonary arrest…"

Rai said some of the vital parts such as the stomach, gall bladder, heart and  kidneys had been removed for medical examination at the time of the first post mortem so he had asked for the first post mortem report. But instead of sending it, the authorities had sent him the death certificate issued by the Jinnah Hospital.

Angry sister vows to teach Pak a lesson
Bhikhiwind: Slain Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur has demanded that all Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood be sent back to their country immediately.

"India must learn. They killed our soldiers and now my brother brutally. It is time to break all ties with Pakistan and we should start this by sending back their artistes," said the 58-year-old who had rallied tirelessly for her brother's release.

"I will do everything. I will try to stop the border trade, the train, and the buses. Everything that I can do will be done… I will fight to see that Pakistan does not do such a thing again to anyone," she added.


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