Bengaluru Central Jail officials stop woman from informing husband of his father’s death, relent later

The wife of an inmate, who had come from Tumakuru, waited outside the prison for more than six hours with her sister to break the news of her father-in-law's death to her husband.

Published: 17th July 2017 03:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th July 2017 08:45 AM   |  A+A-

Aruna, wife of inmate Rajanna, and her sister Prema (right) waiting outside Parappana Agrahara prison on Sunday. (Express Photo Service)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: A woman who waited for more than six hours outside the Central Prison at Parappana Agrahara on Sunday had to leave in tears as jail officials denied her permission to convey the news of her father-in-law’s death to her husband, who is an inmate.

Rajanna has been in prison for a couple of years. He had been arrested by Kodigehalli police. His father Lakshminarasaiah (68) died early on Sunday.

Rajanna’s wife Aruna, along with her sister, was forcefully pushed out of the jail when they went there to inform Rajanna about the death. Even their long wait, without having a cup of tea, did not move the jail officials.


Aruna and her sister Prema arrived at the prison around 9.30 am from Tumakuru. When they reached the gates of the jail, the women staff and jail officials pushed them away up to the main road. Though they pleaded that Aruna’s father in-law had died and they need to inform Rajanna about it, they were not allowed, the duo claimed.

Undeterred, Aruna waited to meet senior officials. But it went vain and both sisters left the place in tears as they were told to come after two days. Jail Superintendent Krishna Kumar was also not ready to listen to them and he instructed the security staff to send them out, the women said.


On Sunday evening, the women approached TV channels and poured out their story, which was telecast. Only then did the jail staff allow the women to convey the news of his father’s death to Rajanna. However, the prisoner was not let out on emergency parole.


The Jail Superintendent did not answer phone calls when Express contacted him repeatedly.

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