I am extremely happy, I thank CM Amma: Perarivalan's mother

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 00:01 hrs

Chennai: The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, today she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all convicts in the case.

"Yesterday, I was happy to some extent, today I am very happy. Amma [Jayalalithaa], is very considerate about the pain of another mother. She has put an end to my pain," Aruputhammal told PTI.

Stating that she did not expect that her "pain would come to an end so soon" after the commutation of death sentence, she profusely thanked Jayalalithaa.

"I am waiting to meet the Chief Minister and personally express my gratitude to her, she said.

Tamil Nadu Government today decided to release all the seven convicts including Santhan, Murugan, Perarivalan, Nalini, serving life term in the assassination case, a day after the Supreme Court commuted death penalty of three convicts.

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