New Delhi: The mortal remains of Kirpal Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a Pakistani’s Kot Lakhpat Jail on April 11 under mysterious circumstances, arrived in India on Tuesday.
The body was handed over to the Indian officials at the Wagah Border. The last rites of Kirpal Singh will be performed in his hometown, Gurdaspur.
Many suspicions have been raised about his death. Pakistani officials claimed that he died of a heart attack but Indian authorities suspect that he was murdered. India has also vowed to raise Kirpal’s death in Pakistan at the top level.
Kirpal’s family has alleged murder and has demanded the post-mortem report be presented to them.
In 1991, Kirpal Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment by Pakistani authorities for allegedly spying and conducting terrorist activities in Pakistan. Pakistan also alleged that he was involved in a bombing at Faisalabad Railway Station in 1991.
As per reports from Pakistan, Kirpal Singh was transferred to a hospital as his health deteriorated, after which he succumbed to a heart attack.
The death of Kirpal Singh has been compared with the unfortunate and tragic death of Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death in 1991. While in the same prison as Kirpal Singh, he was attacked by a few of his inmates, six days after which he died in a Pakistani hospital.