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Rajiv Gandhi killers to be freed

The government in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu decides to free seven people convicted of plotting the 1991 assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

The government in India's Tamil Nadu state has decided to free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.

The six men and a woman were members of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebel group.

The move came a day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentences of three of the convicts, citing delays in deciding their mercy pleas.

Sanjoy Majumder reports.

  • 19 Feb
  • From the section India