Chennai: After the Supreme Court ordered the release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Perarivalan, the mother of Nalini, another convict, expects that her daughter would also be released soon.
Speaking to IANS, Padma Sankaranarayanan, the mother said that she expects her daughter to be free soon given the Supreme Court release of another co-accused Perarivalan on Wednesday.
“After the release of Perarivalan, I am convinced that Nalini will be released soon. Arputhamal, Perarivalan’s mother, has gone through a lot of trauma and her relentless struggle and fight for his release paid off finally. I expect that Nalini will also be released soon,” she said.
Nalini’s mother said that it was the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Kalaignar Karunanidhi who had commuted her death sentence to life as she had a child. Padma Sankaranarayanan said that she has high hopes on the statement of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin that the state government would work for the release of all the other six convicts who are jailed in the the case.
Despite not having a strong support system like Perarivalan she is still hopeful of Nalini’s release.
Six other convicts — Nalini, Murugan, Shanthan, Robert Pious, Jayakumar and Ravichandran — are undergoing life term.