Dalbir Kaur, sister of Sarabjit Singh who was killed in Pak jail, dies
Dalbir Kaur had hit the headlines when she led a vociferous campaign for the release of her brother from the Pakistan jail, where he had been lodged since 1991 after being accused of being involved in a string of bomb blasts in that country's Punjab province. According to her family, Kaur had complained of severe chest pain on Saturday night and was taken to a private hospital here where she died.
The moment she was admitted to the hospital the doctors described her condition as critical and she was shifted to the ICU, where after a few minutes she was put on a ventilator.
Sarabjit Singh, 49, had died six days after an attack on him in Lahore prison by the inmates in April 2013. He was attacked by bricks and other sharp objects and had suffered injuries in his back and head and had gone into a coma. He was convicted of terrorism and spying by a Pakistani court and was sentenced to death in 1991. However, the Pakistani government had stayed his execution for an indefinite period in 2008.
The life of Sarabjit Singh was also the subject of a biopic that was released in 2016.
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