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Rajiv convicts turn spiritual

Convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Sriharan and Santhan lodged in the Central prison here for nearly 25 years, have turned deeply spiritual. Out of the seven convicts in the case, V Sriharan alias Murugan and Santhan are regular visitors to the temples within the jail premises. They offer prayers to deities of Goddess Amman, Ganesha and Sai Baba in the temples, according to highly placed prison sources.

“Both Sriharan and Santhan have turned very spiritual. Both are regular visitors to the temples within the jail premises to offer prayers, they follow stipulations like rituals during particular times”, the sources said.

The transformation happened over the past several years and the two convicts introspect a lot, the sources added. However, Arivu alias Perarivalan, another accused in the same case is an atheist.
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