Struggle of a martyr: Pak hands over Sarabjit's body to Ind

Sarabjit Singh
New Delhi, May 2: After a struggle of 22 years, Sarabjit Singh is finally returning to his home, unfortunately, he met with a tragic end. The martyr's body has been handed over to Indian officials and is likely to reach India on Thursday (May 2) night.

According to sources, his last rites would be performed at his village in Punjab, however, a second postmortem would be performed to confirm the reason of his death.

Family member including his sister Dalbir Kaur reached Amritsar to received his body. MoS External Affairs Preneet Kaur will receive his body when it would reach the state capital.

Meanwhile Dalbir Kaur accused the Pakistan government of complicity in the fatal attack on the 49-year-old. She was quoted as saying, "Pakistan stabbed India in the back."

Sarabjit was allegedly involved in a string of bomb attacks in Pakistan's Punjab province which had killed 14 people in 1990. He was attacked by his fellow prisoners who have been slapped with murder charges.

Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday assured his family members that Sarabjit's last rites would be performed as per the wishes of his family members.

The Home Minister was quoted as saying, "We are sad Sarabjit is no more with us. It is a very sad incident. We are trying to get the body. But it will depend on Pakistan government. We will have to wait."

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