Nalini quits hunger strike

Updated: 12:45 GMT, Jun 18, 2017 | Published: 12:37 GMT, Jun 18, 2017 |

Nalini Sriharan, one of the convicts in the assassination case of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, ended her hunger strike after prison authorities promised to shift her to Puzhal jail.

She began her hunger protest on Thursday in Vellore prison demanding that she be shifted to Puzhal jail, so that she could oversee the work relating to her daughter Harithra’s wedding. Harithra is living in the UK and plans to visit Chennai for her wedding.

Earlier, Nalini submitted a petition to prison authorities seeking parole for six months to carry out works for her daughter’s marriage.

With prison officials rejected her plea, Nalini informed the jail superintendent that she will stage hunger strike inside the prison at least seeking to shift her to Puzhal prison in Chennai to monitor the works related to her daughter’s wedding.