Rahul Gandhi's emotional meeting with Sarabjit Singh's family

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
New Delhi:  Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi today met the distraught family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died at a hospital in Pakistan early this morning, six days after he was brutally attacked by a group of inmates in jail.

During the meeting that lasted for nearly an hour, Mr Gandhi reportedly got very emotional. He was seen hugging Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur in pictures captured by the media. He reportedly also broke down while talking to her.

Sarabjit's wife Sukhpreet Kaur and daughters Poonam and Swapandeep were also present during the meeting.  

The family has reached Amritsar now to receive Sarabjit's body. After their return from Pakistan yesterday, they had accused the government of not doing enough to help Sarabjit.

Sarabjit had been in jail for the last 22 years after being convicted of terrorism charges. He was given the death sentence in 1991 for bombings a year earlier in Lahore and Multan in which 14 people were killed.  His family says this conviction was a case of mistaken identity.

He died at Lahore's Jinnah hospital at 12.45 am today. He was admitted there on Friday.



Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections. Election results will be out on May 23.

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................