Pakistan to handover Kirpal’s body on Tuesday

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 19, 2016 13:33 IST
Kirpal Singh’s sister Jagir Kaur holding his photograph as she mourns her brother’s death. (PTI)

The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died under mysterious circumstances in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, will be handed over to India on Tuesday, said sources.

Kirpal’s family members had on Friday met Union home minister Rajnath Singh to express their concerns over the gruesome treatment meted out to the Indians languishing in Pakistan jails.

The home minister assured them that efforts would be made to bring back Kirpal’s body from Pakistan. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday assured Kirpal’s kin that India would get his body back home.

Read: Rajnath assured of bringing Kirpal Singh’s body back: Dalbir Kaur

Kirpal’s family had earlier rejected Pakistan ’s claim that he died of a heart attack and demanded a post-mortem to ascertain the reasons behind his death. “How can we believe that he died of a heart attack? His body should be handed over to us and post-mortem be done. We want to know the truth,” Singh’s nephew had told ANI.

Read: Denying Pak claims, Kirpal Singh’s family demand for post-mortem

Read: Pak killed ‘another Sarabjit’: Kirpal Singh’s sister

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.

Read: Indian national languishing in Pakistan jail for 20 years found dead

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