Sarabjit Singh assaulted by prison inmates in Lahore

Lahore, April 26 (IANS) Inmates attacked and seriously injured Sarabjit Singh, an Indian death row convict in a prison here Friday, officials said. He was rushed to a hospital.

According to prison officials, Sarabjit Singh was attacked with bricks and plates while he was having lunch. He was rushed to Jinnah hospital and is said to be in a serious condition.

Sarabjit Singh is serving his sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail. The reason behind the assault was not immediately known.

Sarabjit Singh was convicted for his alleged involvement in the 1990 serial bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad in which 14 people were killed.

Pakistani authorities claim he real name is Manjit Singh.

His family says Sarabjit Singh had accidentally strayed into Pakistan from his village on the border in Punjab Aug 28, 1990.

His sister Dalbir Kaur had said in Kolkata last month that the UPA government had not been very sensitive about resolving the mistaken identity issue involving her brother.

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