Lahore : Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital today after being comatose for six days following a brutal assault by other inmates of a high-security jail, officials said.
Sarabjit Singh was attacked by two other inmates at the Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore on Friday. He had received serious head injuries.
Singh was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Jinnah Hospital, Lahore, amid tight security after providing him initial treatment at the prison hospital.
The inmates — identified as Rizwan and Amir who attacked Sarabjit — were on the death row. Later, the Kot Lakhpat Police registered a case against two prisoners under the offence of attempt to murder Sarabjit.
Singh was convicted for his involvement in serial bomb blasts in Lahore and Faisalabad in 1990. He was awarded death sentence in 1991..