Death row convict's daughter threatens suicide

Published: 18th February 2013 10:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th February 2013 10:57 AM   |  A+A-

The 20-year-old daughter of one of the aides of forest brigand Veerappan, has threatened to commit suicide on the same day if her father is hanged.

 Following rumours that all the four accused would be hanged on Sunday, Penita Mary, daughter of Gnana­prakasha, said: “The President should reconsider his decision of rejecting the mercy petition. If my father is hanged, I will end my life on the same day as I cannot accept the ‘injustice’...”

Mary who lives with her mother Selvi at Sandanapalya in Kollegal taluk said: “Let the government order fresh probe into the incident. If it is proved that my father was involved in the Palar bomb blast, the government can hang our entire family instead of him alone. The earlier case was based on the false witness of one Gopalakrishnan. My father has never see Veerappan and we are waiting for the last two decades for his return.”

Recalling her meeting with her father, Mary said: “I saw my father at the Central Prison in Mysore when I was in Class VIII. He did not recognise me when I went with my mother. He asked my mother ‘Who is she?’ No one should have such an experience.”

Joseph, father of Gnana­prakasham, fears that his son would be hanged anytime. “We have lost our sleep. He  (Gnanaprakasham) may also meet the same fate of Ajmal Kasab and Afzal Guru,” he said.

Jairaj, the elder brother of Simon, settled in Vaddaradoddi, said that his brother was arrested when he was grazing sheep.

He accused the police of falsely implicating innocents. Let the government order a CBI inquiry, he urged.

In Maratahally, the situation is no different. Victor, son of Bilvendran, is deeply hurt.

“Police picked up my father saying that it was for inquiry, but they falsely implicated him,” he said.

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