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Sarabjit’s family meets him at Lahore hospital, appeals for better treatment

New Delhi, Apr 29 (): Following the deadly attack on Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is in coma, his family members who were granted visa by Pakistan authorities met Sarbjit on Sunday afternoon in a hospital in Lahore.

Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur along with Sarabjit’s wife Sukhpreet Kaur and daughters Swapandeep and Poonam crossed the Attari-Wagah joint check-post on their way to Lahore on Sunday to meet their beloved who was attacked brutally by fellow prisoners in a Lahore jail on Friday.

The family before leaving the country offered prayers at Harmandir Sahib, the holiest of Sikh shrines in Amritsar on Sunday morning. Sarabjit’s Sister Dalbir Kaur while leaving to Pakistan said that they are going with lots of hopes, to bring Sarabjit back home healthy. Kaur also alleged that the family has offered prayers and has prayed to the Almighty to help him recover fast.

Meanwhile, Pakistani authorities have granted visa to the family for fifteen days and has also permitted one of the family members to stay with Sarabjit in hospital.  The family was issued visa on Saturday evening by the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi after doctors declared Sarabjit’s condition to be critical.

A distressed Sarabjit’s daughter Swapandeep said, their only expectation is to bring him back to India for treatment. “We will not have to get our visas extended as we are hoping that he will recover,” claimed Swapandeep.

The daughters Poonam and Swapandeep demanded their father to be shifted to a better hospital. The family expressed concern over his health condition and appealed to the authorities to shift him to a good hospital claiming that this hospital lacked adequate facilities.

Sarabjit Singh had been in Pakistan jail since 1990 after being convicted by Pakistani courts to be involved in a bomb blast that took place in Lahore and Multan in which 14 people were killed.