VELLORE: Nalini, one of the life convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, began her hunger protest on Monday at the Vellore Central Prison for Women against what she described as isolation of her in prison.
She reportedly had submitted a petition to the authorities alleging that she was being prevented from talking to other inmates. She had also demanded protected drinking water to be supplied to her and inmates.
Nalini’s counsel Pugalendhi, after meeting Nalini on Saturday, had claimed that she was feeling agonised because of this situation in the prison. The isolation had led to her worrying about safety, she reportedly told him.
Prison sources said, arrangements had been made to provide protected water to inmates including Nalini. The sources denied Nalini’s allegations on her isolation and endangering her safety. The prison department had taken steps to negotiate with Nalini to call off her hungerprotest, sources said.