Lok Sabha condoles Sarabjit’s death

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Expressing deep shock and sorrow at the demise of Sarabjit Singh, the Lok Sabha Thursday condemned the “inhuman treatment” meted out to him in a Pakistani jail.

“This house expresses its deep sense of shock and sorrow on the said demise of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian citizen in Jinnah hospital, Lahore in Pakistan after he was brutally assaulted by his fellow inmates in a Pakistani jail,” Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said in a resolution passed by the lower house.

“The house condemns the inhuman treatment meted out to Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail and hopes the culprits will be brought to book,” said the resolution.

The members of the lower house conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family and stood in silence for a minute as mark of respect to Sarabjit Singh, who was on death row in Pakistan and died early Thursday after he was assaulted by fellow prisoners.

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