Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Tearful reunion with family after 27 years in prison for Perarivalan

Many leaders cutting across party lines expected to visit Jolarpet to interact with Perarivalan

Published: 26th August 2017 01:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2017 07:30 AM   |  A+A-

Perarivalan’s mother performs arti as he receives him at his home in Jolarpet on Tuesday night | Express

By Express News Service

VELLORE: Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case who was released on bail from the Vellore Central Prison on Thursday night reached his home in Jolarpet amidst tight police escort.
His relatives received him by performing the traditional arati and other rituals.  

An eight-member police team headed by a DSP is guarding the house on a round the clock vigil as directed by the government. Perarivalan has been prevented from talking to the newspersons as well.
On Friday, friends and relatives of the family were visiting him at his house which is named ‘Perarivalan Illam’.

His mother Arputhammal, who has been putting an unrelenting fight to get her son released from the jail for the past 27 years, while talking to some of the news channels, expressed her happiness.   
The elderly couple (Arputhammal and her husband Gnanasekaran) is planning to get the only son married soon as they believe good things should happen to him.

Unconfirmed sources claimed that many of the political leaders including the VCK leader Thirumavalavan, Kanimozhi (DMK), Vaiko (MDMK) are expected to visit Jolarpet to interact with Perarivalan, but not clear about the date and timing.


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