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Rajiv Gandhi assassin Nalini gets parole to attend father’s last rites

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 on Tuesday.

india Updated: Feb 24, 2016 09:34 IST
Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict

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 on Tuesday.(Photo courtesy: Twitter)

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 on Tuesday.

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

They said the request of Nalini, currently in the central prison in Vellore, 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.