Chennai: Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has written to the National Commission for Women, seeking its intervention in securing an early release for her. “She is the longest serving woman prisoner. She has written to the NCW.
Had the Tamil Nadu government used constitutional provisions, she could have been released earlier. However, they are relying on Criminal Procedure Code provisions,” Nalini’s advocate P Pugazhenthi told reporters. He said Nalini’s death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 2000 only after the intervention and efforts of the National Commission for Women.
“No day passes without tears. I have almost become depressed. My only longing is whether I would be able to see my day who is abroad and whether I would be able to arrange her marriage in my lifetime,” wrote Nalini.
Nalini, one of the seven convicts for assassinating Rajiv Gandhi, has noted that she is eligible for release under various schemes in Tamil Nadu but all her hopes for release from prison have vanquished.