Sarabjit Singh, who was assaulted in a Pakistani jail, died of massive internal bleeding caused by head injury, according to a second autopsy conducted at Patti hospital here.
Sarabjit had severe injuries on the skull, deep wounds on head and his neck was found slit with a sharp-edged weapon, the doctors said.
Doctors also said that his vital organs, including heart, kidney and stomach, were missing.
Normally, stomach, which is examined for any toxic presence, is not extracted from the body during post-mortem. Doctors said that though sometimes, vital organs were removed, Pakistani doctors shouldn’t have done this on Sarabjit’s body as they knew that a second autopsy would be conducted in India.
They should have been more careful, the doctors said. A five-member panel from various departments of Amritsar Medical College conducted the autopsy. Meanwhile, the martyr’s body kept in a tri-colour draped coffin was given gun salute in the presence of a sea of humanity. Dalbir Kaur lit the funeral pyre as Sarbjit’s wife Sukhpreet clasped her weeping daughters Swapandeep and Poonam as they wept profusely.
The body was earlier taken through the streets amid raising of slogans like ‘Sarbjit Zindabaad’, and ‘Death to Pakistan’.
Political leaders AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal and Minster of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur attended the cremation.