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India: dead prisoner organs mystery

Saturday, May 04, 2013 - 01:27

May 4 - A doctor in India says some internal organs of a prisoner killed in a Pakistani jail are gone as a row between the two nations deepens. Paul Chapman reports

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 The funeral of the Indian prisoner who died after he was attacked in a Pakistani jail was held on Friday. The killing of Sarabjit Singh, convicted of spying for India, has unleashed a heated row between the two nations. And the dispute's taken a new twist with revelations by a doctor in India carrying out an autopsy on Singh's body. Doctor Guramjeet Rai says many of his internal organs were missing. (SOUNDBITE)(English) DOCTOR GURAMJEET RAI, DOCTOR WHO CONDUCTED AUTOPSY ON SARABJIT RAI, SAYING: "Stomach was not in the body. I am not saying missing, it was not present in the body at the time of the autopsy. Gall bladder, that is picked out, third one is heart and both the kidneys." On the very same day a Pakistani prisoner attacked in an apparently tit-for-tat assault in an Indian jail was moved to a hospital for specialist treatment. The man, known as Sanaullah, was jailed for life in 1999 for militant activities. Pakistan's high commissioner to India is condemning the attack. (SOUNDBITE)(English) SALMAN BASHIR, PAKISTAN'S HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA, SAYING: "It is indeed deplorable that a Pakistani national who has been under detention in Jammu was subjected to a brutal assault and is reported to be in a very critical condition." About 200 Pakistani nationals are held in Indian jails. More than 500 Indian prisoners are serving time in Pakistan.

India: dead prisoner organs mystery

Saturday, May 04, 2013 - 01:27

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