A 46-year-old life convict died during the late hours of Thursday at the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital GVMCH), after his health deteriorated.
The deceased was identified as S Janakiraman, a resident of Kodaikal village. He and his father Subramani were lodged in the Vellore Central Prison for Men on October 5, 2007, on charges of murdering Janakiraman’s wife. However, later, he was diagnosed with Schizothymia and neuropathy. After his father was released from prison, Janakiraman stopped eating properly and also became aggressive. He was undergoing treatment in the prison hospital.
Janakiraman was admitted to the GVMCH on March 23 this year. After his health condition worsened, doctors advised prison officials to shift him to the Government Hospital for an MRI scan, the prison officials said.
Janakiraman was being taken to Chennai on Thursday. However, after noticing the deteriorating health of Janakiraman, policemen asked the ambulance driver to return to the GVMCH. The doctors checked Janakiraman and declared him dead. A case was registered in the Bagayam police station. A magisterial enquiry would be conducted.