Family members of Sarabjit Singh, led by Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, his wife Sukhpreet Kaur and daughters Swapandeep and Poonam Singh met him in a hospital in Lahore on Sunday.
Sarabjit Singh is in deep coma and fighting with life and death after a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.
“Sarabjit Singh’s face is swollen, he was beaten by iron rods… He is unconscious, in a very critical condition… I was in hospital for 10 minutes and spoke to the doctors,” his sister Dalbir Kaur told a news channel.
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas to the family Saturday evening as a special case after doctors in Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital hospital described Sarabjit’s condition as “critical” and “in deep coma”.
Before crossing Attari-Wagah joint check post for Pakistan family members of Sarabjit offered prayers at Harmandir Sahib on Sunday morning.
“We are going there with lots of hopes. We want to bring him back hale and hearty. His condition is such that there is some fear in our hearts. We have offered prayers to the almighty to help him recover fast,” Dalbir Kaur said before leaving for Pakistan.