Pakistani prisoner Sanaullah, who was admitted to the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research here after having been attacked in Kot Bhalwal jail in Jammu, died on Thursday following multiple organ failure.
“Sanaullah was declared dead around 7 a.m. He had multiple organ failure due to severe head injury. A team of doctors headed by Prof. Y.K. Batra tried its best to revive him,” said a PGIMER bulletin.
Autopsy was conducted before the body was handed over to Pakistani officials but doctors refused to divulge details to journalists.
A special aircraft from Pakistan took off from Chandigarh airport carrying the body to Sailkot. Sanaullah’s brother-in-law and nephew, who had arrived two days ago along with some High Commission officials, accompanied the body.
On May 3, Sanaullah was flown into Chandigarh from Jammu in a critical condition. His health deteriorated over the last few days.
Sanaullah was admitted to PGIMER the day Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh was cremated at his ancestral Bhikhiwind village in Punjab’s Tarn Taran district.
Both men were convicted of terror activities, including planting bombs in public places.
While Sarabjit was on death row in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, Sanaullah was serving a life sentence.
Both were attacked in their prisons by fellow inmates and received grievous head injuries.