Amritsar/New Delhi: Four members of Sarabjit Singh's family will travel to Pakistan on Sunday to meet the death row convict who is battling for life in Lahore after being brutally assaulted by jail inmates.

Sarabjit in ‘deep coma’ after attack

Pak stops consular access to Sarabjit

The Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has issued 15 days 'gratis visa' to Sarabjit's wife Sukhpreet Kaur, daughters Poonam, Swapandeep Kaur and his sister Dalbir Kaur. Sarabjit is in "deep coma" and has been put on ventilator support.

Sarabjit, 49, was convicted for alleged involvement in a string of bomb attacks in Punjab province in Pakistan, that killed 14 people in 1990.

Sarabjit faced similar attack earlier?

His family says he is a victim of mistaken identity and had inadvertently strayed across the border. Dalbir Kaur said that the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has issued visa to four members of the family and they will cross the Attari border on Sunday. She said officials have informed her that Pakistan government has allowed one family member to stay in the Lahore hospital where Sarabjit, whose condition continues to be critical, is under treatment.

PM condemns attack on Sarabjit Singh

In Delhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the incident of attack on Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh in a Pakistani jail is ‘very sad’. "I think some inmates attacked him which is very sad," he said.

Medical board constituted to treat Sarabjit

A medical board has been constituted to treat Sarabjit, who was admitted to the ICU of Lahore's Jinnah Hospital after a murderous attack.  "A high-powered medical board has been constituted to treat the patient," Allama Iqbal Medical College Principal Mahmood Shaukat said.

Indian officials visit Jinnah Hospital

Two Indian High Commission officials got consular access to Sarabjit Singh in the ICU of Jinnah Hospital on Saturday morning. "The officials of India's High Commission in Islamabad obtained access to Sarabjit in the ICU of Jinnah hospital, Lahore at 2:00 am," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said.

"Doctors attending to Sarabjit Singh informed the Indian officials that he is in coma on ventilator and receiving IV drip," he said. The Indian mission had contacted Pakistan's Foreign Office on Friday night to seek consular access. The two Indian officials went to the hospital and spent some time with Sarabjit. They then drove away from the hospital without speaking to the media. Security has been beefed up at the hospital, where dozens of police commandos have been deployed. Indian High Commission officials were in regular contact with the Medical Board attending to Sarabjit.

(JPN/Agencies)

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