Crime and Accident

Nalini seeks parole to attend her father’s funeral

Nalini seeks parole to attend her father’s funeral

Vellore: Nalini Sriharan, undergoing life imprisonment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has sought parole to enable her to attend the funeral of her father, jail sources said here today.

Nalini’s father Sankaranarayan died yesterday and cremation is likely to take place in Chennai tomorrow, the sources said.

They said the request of Nalini, currently in the central prison here, for parole is being considered as per jail rules.

Arrested about a month after the assassination which shook the country on May 21, 1991, Nalini was sentenced to death by hanging after being convicted on 16 counts of murder.

However, her sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment at the intervention of Congress President Sonia Gandhi who pleaded for clemency to her.