Kunjananthan moves HC to stop implementing life sentence
Kochi: P K Kunjananthan, 13th convict in the sensational RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan murder case has moved the High Court seeking to stop implementing his life sentence citing deteriorating health condition. The court has sought the state government’s stance on the plea.
Kunjananthan has been under observation in a separate room in Thiruvananthapuram Medical College since January 14. He has been taking medicine for joint pain and arthritis.
Three cows at Kannur Central Jail had died due to an unknown decease. Doctors are inspecting whether Kunjananthan has been affected by the unknown decease, as he had consumed their milk.
In the plea, he requested the court to free him from jail and stop implementing the sentence to save his life as his health is weakening day by day.
On January 11, he was diagnosed with spondylosis, osteoporosis (depreciation of bones) and anaemia during an examination conducted at Kozhikode Medical College. He was admitted to the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College on January 14.
Kunjananthan, the 13th convict in the T P Chandrasekharan murder case, was given a life sentence by the Kozhikode district special court. An appeal against the verdict has been moved in the HC.
Earlier, K K Rama, wife of Chandrasekharan, had approached the HC against granting excessive parole to Kunjananthan.