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Punjab: Sarabjit Singh's wife Sukhpreet Kaur passes away in road accident

Punjab news: The incident took place in Bhikhiwind. She was then admitted to hospital where she succumbed to injuries on Monday.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Tarn Taran Published on: September 13, 2022 13:56 IST
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Image Source : ANI. Sarabjit Singh's wife Sukhpreet Kaur.

Highlights

  • Sukhpreet Kaur, the wife of Sarabjit Singh, died in a road accident on September 12
  • According to Swapandeep Kaur, daughter of Sarabjit Singh, her mother fell off a motorcycle on Sunday
  • Sukhpreet Kaur cremation will take place at her native place Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran today

Punjab news: Sukhpreet Kaur, the wife of Sarabjit Singh who was killed in 2013 in a Lahore jail, died in a road accident on Monday. According to Swapandeep Kaur, the daughter of Sarabjit Singh, her mother Sukhpreet Kaur fell off a motorcycle on Sunday (September 11) while going to Jalandhar. 

The incident took place in Bhikhiwind. She was then admitted to the hospital where she succumbed to injuries on Monday (September 12).

Her cremation will take place at her native place Bhikhiwind in Tarn Taran on Tuesday.

Sukhpreet is survived by two daughters Poonam and Swapandeep Kaur.

Sarabjit Singh (49) was a farmer from Bhikhiwind town in Punjab, who used to live near the India-Pakistan border, and who mistakenly crossed the border while he was drunk. However, he was sentenced to death by a Pakistan court in 1991.

Singh was kept in the Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore for 22 years and after that, he was beaten up by his inmates and was taken to hospital. Singh was declared dead by doctors at Lahore's Jinnah Hospital after being comatose for five days due to severe injuries in the head after an attack on him on the jail premises in 2013.

During his 22-years in jail, his older sister Dalbir Kaur had fought against the system to release her brother. Dalbir Kaur had always insisted that her brother, Singh was innocent and had strayed into Pakistan by mistake when he was arrested. She also went to Pakistan to see her brother.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had asked the Pakistan government to conduct a probe into Singh's death, while his sister, Dalbir Kaur had also called for an inquiry into the case and said, "If the attack was planned by the government itself, then there is no need for an inquiry. But if Sarabjit was attacked without the knowledge of the authorities, then an inquiry is definitely needed."

In June, Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, who had raised her voice at different forums in a bid to get her brother out of prison, died following chest pain.

(With agencies inputs) 

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