Coimbatore

Maoist Kannan hospitalised

Maoist Kannan alias Eswaran, who is lodged in the Coimbatore Central Prison underwent blood transfusion and was admitted in the convict ward of the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital on Saturday afternoon as he suffered from illness. Kannan was arrested with Maoist leader Roopesh, his wife Shyna and two others from an eatery at Karumathampatty in rural Coimbatore on May 3, 2015. But for travelling to other places for the cases against him, he has been lodged at the prison.

Prison officers claimed that he was anaemic and also suffered from some other ailment. “He was monitored by the prison doctor everyday and was referred to the CMCH as advised by the prison doctor on Saturday,” a prison officer said.

A senior doctor in the CMCH said that he underwent blood transfusion as he was very tired. “He will first be treated for anaemia and after he gets back to normal he will be treated for the other ailment,” he said. Kannan was out of danger, he added.

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