Convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case Murugan alias Sriharan from Sri Lanka commenced his fast-unto-death in Vellore prison on Friday. He stated that he seeks to attain Jeeva samadhi declaring that he would continue his fast till his plea for release is considered.
“He had been on a minimum diet until Thursday and on Friday he stopped taking any food,” according to Vellore jail official. Meanwhile, prison officials were trying to persuade him not to go ahead with the Jeeva samadhi plan, reports say. Murugan’s wife Nalini is also a convict in the same case.