Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts serving life term in former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, has written to the National Commission for Women, seeking its intervention in securing an early release for her.
In her letter to NCW, she said, “I submit that for the 25 long years, I have not been able to live my life as an ordinary woman. I spend my days in prison watching hundreds of women prisoners getting released from prison time and again, on important days like Perarignar Anna’s birth anniversary. No day passes without tears.”
She added: “I have almost become depressed. My only longing is whether I would be able to see my daughter who is abroad, and whether I would be able to arrange her marriage during my life-time.”
Nalini, one of the seven convicted 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.
The Supreme Court commuted the death sentence to the seven convicts including Nalini Sriharan and instead sentenced them to life imprisonment in 2014.
Nalini was arrested on June 14, 1991 in connection with the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in May that year at nearby Sriperumbudur.