Tuesday, December 25, 2018

3 AIADMK men convicted in Dharmapuri bus burning case released (Tamil Nadu)

Written by Arun Janardhanan |Chennai |Published: November 20, 2018 3:31:16 am 

The bus was attacked during a protest by AIADMK men against the conviction of former CM Jayalalalithaa in Kodaikanal Pleasant Stay Hotel case. 

(Left to right) Muniappan, Nedunchezhian, Madhu alias Ravindran
Three convicts serving a life term in the Dharmapuri bus burning case, in which three students were burnt alive following an attack on a college bus by AIADMK workers in February 2000, were released from Vellore prison Monday. Three students — Kokilavani, Hemalatha and Gayathri of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University in Coimbatore — were killed when a mob set their college bus, carrying 44 students and two lecturers for a study tour, on fire at Ilakkiampatti near Dharmapuri.

The bus was attacked during a protest by AIADMK men against the conviction of former CM Jayalalalithaa in Kodaikanal Pleasant Stay Hotel case. Vellore prison officials said they received an order from higher-ups before Monday afternoon for the release of Neduchezhian, Ravindran alias Madhu and Muniappan. Within an hour, around 12.30 pm, the trio was seen stepping out of the prison after serving a term for nearly two decades.

Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/3-aiadmk-men-convicted-in-dharmapuri-bus-burning-case-released-5454577/ (Accessed 25 December 2018)

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