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Santhan, released convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, dies

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Feb 28 (The Indian Express) - Santhan alias T Suthendiraraja, a Sri Lankan national who was one of the six convicts released in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, died on Wednesday morning at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital (RGGH) in Chennai.

Santhan, who was released by the Supreme Court in November 2022, was kept at the special camp near the Tiruchirapalli Central Prison. Last week, the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Chennai issued an order to deport Santhan to Sri Lanka; however, he was admitted to the RGGH for treatment for a kidney-related ailment.

Addressing the reports, E Thenirajan, Dean, RGGH, said that based on the directions of the Tiruchirapalli district collector, Santhan was admitted to the hospital on January 27. Thenirajan said a team of doctors were treating him at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and constantly monitoring him. He said Santhan was diagnosed with cryptogenic cirrhosis or a liver disease.

“He suffered a setback to his health yesterday (Tuesday) night. He had lost consciousness and we were providing treatment. Around 4.30 am today (Wednesday), he suffered a cardiac arrest. He was revived following a CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) procedure and was on ventilator support. However, he failed to respond to further treatment and passed away at 7.50 am,” he said.

Thenirajan said they would carry out the post-mortem procedures now and take further measures to send his body to Sri Lanka.


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  • Tim, Canadian Tourist in Colombo Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:35 AM

    I am not at all surprised by this news .

    Sritharan Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:38 AM

    Oh what a coincident just before being released he is taken ill and dies, this is Indian style .

    Muthuvel Wednesday, 28 February 2024 12:13 PM

    Certain elements must have been afraid that many truth will be out. Tamil Nadu CMs father was the CM when Rajiv was assassinated.

    Nish Wednesday, 28 February 2024 12:21 PM

    This is new India. Pathetic, brain washed Sri Lankans can learn a thing or two from India.

    JeffK Wednesday, 28 February 2024 12:22 PM

    Doesn't India have NGOs that we find everywhere in Sri Lanka?

    Trehan Munasinghe Wednesday, 28 February 2024 02:25 PM

    The sheer irony of this paragraph "Santhan alias T Suthendiraraja, a Sri Lankan national who was one of the six convicts released in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, died on Wednesday morning at the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital (RGGH) in Chennai."

    Where is Vigneswaran Wednesday, 28 February 2024 05:34 PM

    Hey where are those looking up to India for all advices?


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