‘His (Perarivalan) suffering lasted 31 years…ours is forever’: the families of Rajiv Gandhi assassination victim recall struggle

As the Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of AG Perarivalanone of the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, families of the victims who died with the former Prime Minister in a suicide bomb attack at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on May 21, 1991, said the verdict was as an “injustice” to … Read more

Explained: As SC reserves verdict on his plea for remission, the story of Rajiv Gandhi assassination accused AG Perarivalan

AG Perarivalan alias Arivu, 50, was 19 when he was arrested on June 11, 1991. He was accused of having bought two 9-volt ‘Powerstar’ battery cells for Sivarasan, the LTTE man who masterminded the conspiracy. The batteries were used in the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi on May 21 that year. The ongoing case in … Read more