Lahore/New Delhi: Pakistani doctors on Tuesday refuted reports that Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh may be brain dead, while maintaining that he continues to remain critical in a Lahore hospital.
Confirming the development, the head of the medical board constituted by Pakistan to monitor Sarabjit Singh’s health said, “His condition continues to be serious but he has not been declared brain dead.”
The clarification from the Pakistan medical board came in the wake of reports that Sarabjit Singh may be brain dead and he is being sustained by life support system.
Reports further claimed that Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur is also returning to India via Wagah border to seek advice on whether ventilator support to her brother should be withdrawn.
Before leaving for India, Dalbir Kaur reportedly told reporters that she needs to consult with people back in India and would be crossing Wagah at around 2.30 pm today.
The development was also confirmed by Rajkumar Veerka, Vice Chairman, SC & ST Commission.
“Spoke to Dalbir Kaur in Pakistan, she said that doctors have told her Sarbajit’s brain is dead,” he tweeted.
The Pakistan media too reported that Sarabjit Singh was in extremely critical condition. His immediate family members were allowed to meet him again in the Jinnah hospital in Lahore.
With his condition worsening, the Government of India (GoI) has asked Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh so that he could be brought back home for treatment.