Amritsar, April 19: As Kirpal Singh's body is about to reach India today, late Sarabjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur asked, "Why Pakistani prisoners do not die in Lahore jails?"
Dalbir Kaur, the elder sister of Sarabjit, who languished in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jailfor almost two decades, ran from pillar to post, to secure the release of her innocent brother, but all her efforts went in vain, as Sarbajit could never return to his country.
What returned was his lifeless body in April 2013. Today, Kirpal Singh's bereaved family is also going through the same pain what Sarabjit Singh's family went through. [A tell-all biopic coming soon on Sarabjit Singh's life]
While talking to a news agency, Dalbir said, "When I heard Kirpal's body is being brought to India, similar scenes flashed through my mind when Sarabjit's body was brought".
"I still believe that Kirpal didn't die of heart attack, the reason is something else", she further said, while adding "I have received information from somewhere, about direction given to Lahore jail directing to kill our 11 prisoners."
"Mainly our two prisoners in Pakistan jails are in danger- Kuldeep Kumar from Ahmedabad & Ansari from Maharashtra. It is suspicious why Pakistani prisoners do not die in Lahore jails", Dalbir told a news agency.
Meanwhile, Kirpal's anguished sister Jagir Kaur said, "Kirpal didn't die of heart attack. We received his letter two months back, everything was fine then." [Had no money to raise a voice for Kirpal: Sister of dead Indian in Pak prison]
"My brother was murdered just like Sarabjit earlier. The Pakistani jail authorities are responsible for his death," Jagir had earlier said.
Ashwini, the nephew of late Kirpal Singh said, "Just two months ago we received a letter from Kirpal saying that he is fine."
"Indian prisoners in Pak jails are in danger. We just want safety of our prisoners", he said.
54-year-old Kirpal Singh, a resident of Gurdaspur in Punjab, who was arrested in Pakistan on charges of spying in 1992 died under mysterious circumstances Lahore's Kot Lakhpat prison on Monday, April 11.
Kirpal had reportedly crossed the Wagah border into Pakistan in 1992 and was arrested immediately. He was subsequently given the death sentence in a serial bomb blast case in Pakistan's Punjab province.