A convicted Indian spy who was on Pakistan’s death row has died from a head injury after two inmates attacked him with a brick.
Sarabjit Singh was hospitalized last Friday after the attack in the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.
He was arrested in 1990 and had been convicted of spying and setting multiple bombs in Pakistan that killed 14 people.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says those responsible for “the barbaric and murderous act must be brought to justice.”
The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has demanded an investigation and has requested Pakistan release Singh’s body for a funeral in India.
The ministry says the “shocking attack” highlights the need for “concerted action” by Pakistan to safeguard Indians in Pakistani jails.
Pakistan’s former military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, rejected Singh’s mercy petition in 2008.