Attari (Punjab): The family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian death row prisoner battling for life in Pakistan, returned to India on Wednesday.

Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, wife Sukhpreet and daughters Swapandeep and Poonam crossed the international border gates at the Attari-Wagah border at 11.30 am.

They had gone to Pakistan on Sunday to meet Sarabjit, who has been admitted to Lahore's Jinnah Hospital in a critical state after being assaulted by fellow prisoners last week in the city's Kot Lakhpat jail.

Meanwhile, Sarabjit's lawyer Awais Sheikh told a news channel from Lahore that he will file a new petition in Lahore High Court on Wednesday seeking permission for Indian doctors to examine him after Pakistani doctors have reportedly indicated that he was "clinically dead".

“I am going to file a fresh petition in Lahore High Court seeking its permission to allow the Indian doctors to be part of the medical board which is treating Sarbjit Singh,” said Awais.

Sarabjit Singh, 49, was admitted to a Lahore hospital in a critical condition after a vicious attack on him by fellow prisoners at the Kot Lakhpat Jail on April 26. He has been on ventilator support ever since.


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