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Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

I'm denied eye treatment: Sarabjit

Sarabjit's eyesight is 'failing' by the day with problems of multiple vision and he was unable to view objects clearly.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2006 21:30 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Sarabjit Singh, facing death sentence in Pakistan, has alleged that he is denied treatment for his eyesight problem in Kotlakhpat Rai Jail near Lahore, his sister said on Sunday.

"Necessary medical treatment for my ailing eyes is being denied by the Jail Authority in Pakistan", Sarabjit told his sister Dalbir Kaur in a letter purportedly written from Pakistan's prison.

The letter was received on Saturday evening by Dalbir Kaur, a resident of border village Bikhiwind, nearly 40 kilometers from Amritsar.

Sarabjit said his eyesight is 'failing' by the day since multiple vision appears before his eyes and he was unable to view objects clearly.

He said he had informed the Jail superintendent of the jail of his eyesight problem but the jail authority turned a deaf ear and allegedly threatened him with dire consequences if health-related problems were highlighted time and again.

The letter charged Sarabjit hardly got two square meals and was lodged in a dingy and unhygienic cell.

Sarabjit has been ordered to be sent to the gallows for his alleged involvement in a bomb blast in Lahore in 1990.