Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh dies in Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat Jail

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 April 2016, 12:53 PM

Kirpal Singh, an Indian national who was lodged in Pakistan’s Kot Lakhpat Jail since died of heart attack on Monday. Kirpal was in Lakhpat since 1992, while Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur alleged that he has actually been murdered.

Kirpal was arrested on charges of bomb explosion and spying by Pakistan on February 29, 1992, which he was sentenced to death but later Pakistan's High Court had acquitted him of charges of bomb blast but didn't rescind his death sentence in spying case.

According to Dalbir he met the same fate as that of Sarabjit who was attacked and murdered by his fellow jail inmates in April 2013. Dalbir has also urged the Indian government of a high level inquiry into the case. Kirpal was found dead in his cell in the wee hours of Monday morning.

First Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 10:44 AM
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