Pakistan must protect Indian prisoners from violence in the country`s jails, a rights group said on Friday after the death of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh following an assault at a high security Lahore jail.
In a damage control exercise shortly after Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital, Pakistani authorities slapped murder charges against two jail inmates for his brutal murder and ordered a judicial probe.
The Union Home Ministry has asked all the states to step up security of nearly 220 Pakistani prisoners lodged in their respective jails in the wake of the murderous attack on Sarabjit Singh in a Lahore prison.
The body of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who died early Thursday following a brutal assault by other inmates of a jail, was handed over to officials of the Indian High Commission by Pakistani authorities.
Indian members of an Indo-Pak judicial committee on prisoners on Tuesday visited Sarabjit Singh who is in a comatose condition at a hospital here after being assaulted by inmates last week in a Pakistani jail.