Thursday, May 6, 2021
Home Crime Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan seeks 'mercy killing', claims she is under stress

Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan seeks ‘mercy killing’, claims she is under stress

Earlier this year, Nalini was granted parole for over a month to prepare for her daughter's wedding. President Ramnath Kovind had earlier rejected the TN government's proposal to release her and the other convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

Nalini Sriharan and Murugan, the two convicts in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, have sent a letter to PM Modi seeking ‘mercy killing’ for themselves.

According to reports, Pugazhendhi Pandian, Nalini’s advocate on Saturday said that on November 27 Nalini had sent a letter demanding mercy killing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Madras High Court Chief Justice Amreshwar Pratap Sahi and the TN Home Secretary’s office.

Nalini’s advocate Pugazhendi said that ‘extreme stress’ has driven Nalini to take this decision.

“Nalini has sent a letter to the Prime Minister’s office through prison officials. In the letter, she has sought mercy killing. The reason stated is that in 26 years they were hopeful that they would be released but that hope is now fading. Also, the prison officials are ill-treating her husband Murugan. She is unable to see the ill-treatment of her husband. She has also sent a petition to Tamil Nadu government seeking transfer to Puzhal Prison,” advocate Pugazhendi said.

In the letter, Nalini has reportedly accused prison staff of mistreating her and sought relocation out of Vellore prison. Nalini and Murugan are on fast in Vellore Prison for the past 10 days after Murugan was put in solitary confinement. Murugan was sent to solitary confinement after prison officials allegedly seized a cellphone from his possession.

Nalini is the longest-serving woman prisoner in the country. She is currently lodged in the Special Prison for Women in Vellore.

Reportedly, Padma, Nalini’s mother, has also concurred with advocate Pandian that her daughter is reeling under severe mental pressure.

Read: Madras High Court grants 30-day parole to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Nalini Sriharan

“After completing 25 years in prison, my daughter is in a state of extreme stress. I have heard that the prison staff is not treating my daughter well. She wants to be shifted from the Vellore Prison. So, she is demanding mercy killing,” Padma told the media.

Earlier this year, Nalini was granted over a month’s parole to make preparations for her UK-based daughter’s wedding. In 2018, President Kovind had rejected the TN government’s proposal to release Nalini and the other convicts from prison.

The Tamil Nadu government’s decision to release all seven convicts – AG Perarivalan, V Sriharan alias Murugan, T Suthendraraja alias Santhan, Jayakumar, Robert Payas, Ravichandran and Nalini Sriharan, wife of V Sriharan under Article 161 of the Constitution is pending with Governor Banwarilal Purohit. Four of the convicts – Sriharan, Santhan, Robert Payas and Jayakumar are Sri Lankan nationals.

Read: The politics of ironies: Getting away with the assassination of a former PM

Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on May 21, 1991, by a woman LTTE suicide bomber during an election rally at Sriperumbudur near Chennai.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Karnataka Congress shares morphed image to allege BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s link with BBMP bed scam after Congress supporter arrested in the case

Karnataka Congress morphed a photo to claimed that BBMP bed scam accused Congress supporter is actually BJP supporter

Fact sheet: Central govt’s Rs 190 crore a month subsidy on food grains vs Delhi govt’s Rs 8 crore a month free ration scheme...

While central govt provides free food grain under PMGKAY and wheat & rice at ₹2 and ₹3 under NFSA, Delhi govt is subsidising that ₹2 and ₹3

The orphans of Covid-19: Everything you need to know about legal adoption and govt rules

India has strict rules for parents who want to adopt a child. No individual, NGO or organization can take in a child without permission from the authorities.

Did a teacher in Karnataka die after self-administering lime juice to treat Covid-19? Here are the facts

Following the unfortunate death of Basavaraj and the subsequent misinformation peddled by media groups targeting the BJP leader and businessman Vijay Sankeshwar, the family members of the deceased teacher have come out in public to quell the misinformation about his death.

Bengal post-poll violence: Over a lakh people have fled from Bengal, says BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

In recently concluded polls, TMC won 213 out of 292 seats while BJP won 77 seats. Suvendu Adhikari defeated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram.

Assam BJP disbands its minority cell after failing to make inroads in the Muslim-dominated areas in assembly elections

BJP said that the party has won fewer votes than the 20-member booth committees present in the minority dominated areas in Assam

Recently Popular

‘Out of control’ Chinese rocket falling back on Earth and no one knows where it is going to crash: Details

After launching space station hub, China's Long March 5B is doing 27,600km/h in failing orbit, with eventual crash site unknown.

Birbhum SP denies reports of rape of polling agents in Bengal’s post-poll violence

In light of the bloodshed and unspeakable atrocities committed against its party workers, the BJP has announced a nationwide dharna on May 5.

Bengal post-poll violence: TMC goons attack BSF jawans, set their homes on fire, Network 18 journalist reveals

Earlier, TMC Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had demonised the central paramilitary forces. She had even urged the party supporters to 'gherao' them during elections.

Banished by Twitter and Facebook, former US President Donald Trump launches his own communications platform

Trump's senior advisor Jason Miller additionally informed that this is not the social media platform they talked about and that the plans to launch the same remain intact.

Bullied by liberals, Pat Cummins reallocates his contribution from PM CARES to UNICEF Australia

Australian cricketer Pat Cummins has announced that he has relocated his donation to UNICEF Australia from the PM CARES fund.

Twitter permanently suspends Kangana Ranaut’s account for demanding action against ‘monster’ Mamata Banerjee for Bengal violence

Twitter has suspended the account of Bollywood superstar Kangana Ranaut for demanding action against 'monster' Mamata Banerjee.
- Advertisement -

 

Connect with us

254,752FansLike
537,908FollowersFollow
24,300SubscribersSubscribe