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Rajiv Gandhi assassin wants mercy kill after 27 years, says he has no purpose in life

 2017-06-22 10:03:00.0

Rajiv Gandhi assassin wants mercy kill after 27 years, says he has no purpose in life

Tahlka News Bureau

NEW DELHI: Raiv Gandhi's killer who is serving his jail term for 27 years has requested the Tamil Nadu government for moral killing as he feels his life has nolond his own and will never get out of the jail and has hence asked for an assisted suicide.


Robert Pious one of the seven convicted for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gnadhi, has in a three-page petition to Tamil Nadu chief minister E Palanisami said that he found no purpose in his life. In a letter, Pious said that he was in prison for the last 27 years and felt that he would never be a free person, given the intention of the government.

Besides, no relative had come to visit him either.

"Hence, I'm never going to be released from prison, I request to "mercy kill' me," he wrote.


Pious is a suspected member of the LTTE commando team and had confessed that he was one of the key members of the team that planned the assassination. Gandhi was blown up by a human bomb on May 21, 1991.

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