With the post-mortem examination revealing that Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh’s vital organs - heart and the liver - were missing, Dalbir Kaur on Wednesday said her doubts had turned out to be true and urged external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to ensure a thorough investigation into the matter.
Dalbir, the sister of Sarabjit Singh, who died in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail in May 2013, said she suspected that the Pakistan jail authorities would remove Kirpal’s heart in the similar manner in which they removed the vital organs of her brother.
“I had suspected that they might remove Kirpal’s heart the way they removed Sarabjit’s heart. I had expressed this to Sushma Swaraj too. My doubts turned out to be true. Kirpal’s heart was also removed as it could have been used to test if poison was given,” Kaur told the media here.
She said she had Swaraj to form a committee, which should visit the Pakistani jails and probe the matter without the interference of the concerned authorities from the other side of the border.
“They claim Kirpal died of a heart attack. It’s their conspiracy. This matter should be thoroughly probed. If the government is not serious with the other prisoners in Lahore and Peshawar jails, they might face the same outcome as Kirpal and Sarabjit,” she added.
Kirpal’s body was cremated at his hometown in Mustafabad, Gurdaspur, after it was brought in on Wednesday morning.
His body was handed over to the Indian officials at the Wagah Border yesterday.