Chennai, May 22 (IANS) Even as they face the gallows, two convicts in former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case have come out with flying colours uin the Plus 2 examinations in Tamil Nadu.
According to officials, Murugan alian Sriharan and A.G. Perarivalan alias Arivu had scored high marks.
Murugan got 200/200 in Commerce and an overall 80 percentage (983/1,200 marks) while Perarivalan scored 91 percent (1,096/1,200 marks).
The two wrote the exams as private candidates at the Vellore jail.
A total of 35 prisoners from different jails in Tamil Nadu appeared for the Plus 2 exams this year. All of them have passed.
“The atmosphere in the prisions is changing for better. We look at prisioners as individuals,” S.K. Dogra, the additional director general of police, told IANS.
According to him, there seems to be an improvemnt in self discipline among prisioners and they work hard.
“Further there is now far more trust between the prisioners and the jail officials,” Dogra added.
A Tamil Tiger woman suicide bomber assassinated Gandhi at an election meeting near Chennai on May 21, 1991.