Rajiv case convict’s mother seeks medical attention

April 20, 2016 12:00 am | Updated September 08, 2016 10:21 pm IST - MADURAI:

Mother of one of the life convicts, P. Ravichandran, in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has made a representation to the Home Secretary claiming that her son undergoing imprisonment for the last 24 years and now lodged in the Central prison here had lost around 10 kg in the last two months and was in need of immediate medical attention.


In the representation, also addressed to Additional Director-General of Police (Prisons), Madurai Collector and Superintendent of the prison here, P. Rajeswari of Arupukottai urged the officials to provide treatment to Ravichandran either at a private hospital or government hospital situated outside the prison as he was suffering from giddiness, stomach ache and constipation among other problems.

Claiming to have met her son in prison on April 12, Ms. Rajeswari stated that Ravichandran was very weak and found it difficult to even walk properly . “He complained of not being able to eat solid food. His eyes were pale and his thoughts kept drifting from one issue to another as he kept talking to me. He said prison officials had not provided proper treatment to him,” the representation read.

Ms. Rajeswari also stated that their lawyer, T. Thirumurugan, had also met Ravichandran in prison on Friday and Monday and confirmed that he was very sick.

Fearing threat to his life owing to sudden loss of weight and prolonged weakness, the woman accused the prison officials of having ignored a written plea from her son on April 9 to admit him to a private hospital.

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