CHANDIGRAH: The body of Indian prisoner Kirpal Singh, who was held captive in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison since 1992, arrived in India on Tuesday. Singh reportedly died under mysterious circumstances, as his family claimed that his body bore injury and blood marks. The medical board, which conducted a post-mortem examination on Singh’s body, after he was brought back to India, however refuted these claims.
They said that while a few vital organs were missing from Singh’s body, due to a previously conducted post-mortem examination in Pakistan, there were no signs of internal or external injuries.
Ashok Sharma, head of the three-member medical board has been quoted in media reports, saying, “When we opened the body, we found that some of the organs were missing because when post-mortem is done, some organs are taken to test to find out whether there is any disease or not.”
Kirpal Singh’s mortal remains were handed over to India on Tuesday after a post-mortem was conducted in a hospital in Pakistan.His family members alleged that his body bore injury marks and foul play led to his death, but doctors who conducted an autopsy denied this.
“When we opened the body, we found that some of the organs were missing because when post-mortem is done, some organs are taken to test to find out whether there is any disease or not,” Sharma said.
After being handed over to the Border Security Force at the Attari-Wagah joint check post, Kirpal’s body was immediately taken for post-mortem examination in Amritsar after which it was taken to Gurdaspur district for cremation in his native village.