The Week That Was - 03/05/2013

Sarabjit Singh dead, cremated with full state honours

Sarabjit Singh, an Indian death row prisoner who died in Pakistan on Thursday a week after a brutal prison attack, was accorded a state funeral in his Punjab hometown of Bhikhiwind on Friday. The last rites were performed by his sister, Dalbir Kaur.

Sarabjit`s body was brought to India from Pakistan last night. The body was brought to Amritsar from Lahore onboard a special Air India flight and was subsequently taken to his native town in a helicopter.

Before handing over the body to the family, a second post-mortem was also conducted on Sarabjit`s body at the government-run Amritsar Medical College in Patti to "know the cause behind his death". The first autopsy was conducted at Pakistan`s Jinnah Hospital where Sarabjit died.

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