Sarabjit's body sent back without vital organs

Last Updated: Fri, May 03, 2013 04:50 hrs

New Delhi: The body of Sarabjit Singh has been sent back without vital organs such as the heart, kidneys and the stomach. An article by the Indian Express claims that Indian doctors conducting an autopsy reported that these vital organs were missing.
With the vital organs missing, the autopsy conducted by the Indian side will be "grossly inconclusive" said the doctors. 

"Yes, we were not anticipating that Pakistan would send the body without these vital organs," Head of the Forensic department Dr Gurmanjit Singh, who was among the panel members who conducted autopsy, told The Indian Express.

He, however, added that as a standard medical procedure Pakistan could keep the vital organs for further testing. "We would have to rely on their reports on these organs," Dr Gurmanjit said.

"I have also been told that heart, kidneys and stomach of Sarabjit is missing. There are also grievous injuries on different parts of his body, including the spinal chord," Punjab cabinet minister Bikram Singh Majithia told the paper.

"I do not know whether Pakistan informed Ministry of External Affairs or Indian High Commission in Pakistan that Sarabjit's body is being sent without vital organs, but I had been with Minister of State for External Affairs Perneet Kaur today and I think she was not informed about the same," Majithia said.

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