Sarabjit’s family returns to India,his condition continues to be critical

The Indian death row convict is in a comatose condition after being assaulted.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 1, 2013 12:06:35 pm

Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh’s family returned to India on Wednesday to seek advice on his treatment as his condition continued to be critical in a hospital in Lahore.

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The Indian death row convict is in a comatose condition after being assaulted by inmates last week in a Pakistani jail.

Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur,wife Sukhpreet Kaur and two daughters returned to India through the Wagah border.

Doctors treating Sarbajit said his condition has deteriorated though he had not been declared brain dead.

Allama Iqbal Medical College principal Mahmood Shaukat,the head of a four-member medical board which is supervising Sarabjit’s treatment,confirmed that his condition had deteriorated.

“He continues to be serious but has not been declared brain dead,” said Shaukat. “In our latest investigation,there was no sign of improvement (in Sarabjits condition). Rather,his condition further deteriorated,” he said.

Sarabjit is in a special intensive care unit of the state-run Jinnah Hospital. Shaukat said top neurosurgeons and physicians are providing Sarabjit the best treatment to save his life.

(With PTI inputs)

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