Chennai: A convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Nalini Sriharan, has left Vellore Jail on Wednesday to attend her father’s last rites in Chennai.
Nalini Sriharan has been given permission by jail authorities to the leave prison for one day on Wednesday, on parole. Her parole timings are between 8 am and 8 pm during the day. She is being escorted by ten police personnel as she leaves jail to attend her father’s last rites. Aside from the general measures that are put in place by the escorting police personnel when a life convict is allowed to go out on parole, special measures are being put in place for Nalini’s protection as well, due to the sensitive nature of her case.
Nalini’s father is a retired police inspector whose last rites will be taking place in Chennai.
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Nalini had originally been given the death sentence in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case after being convicted of 16 counts of murder but her sentence had been commuted to a life sentence in the year 2000. This is the second time she is being able to leave jail on parole.