Members of the family of veteran Telugu poet P Varavara Rao, who’s arrested in reference to the Elgar Parishad case, have approached Maharashtra residence minister looking for updates on Rao’s well being.
The household, within the letter written on Monday, acknowledged, “It’s inhuman and unethical to withhold the details about Rao’s well being to his anxious household. It is vitally clear that the jail authorities have common updates about Mr Rao’s well being.”
The household claimed that since Rao has been taken to the hospital, they’ve been attempting to name each the jail and hospital authorities recurrently however haven’t obtained any replace.
When Rao’s daughter tried to contact the authority at Nanavati Hospital, she was instructed that they’ve knowledgeable the jail administration and that she ought to method the jail authorities for a similar. Nonetheless, jail authorities later requested them to method the hospital. Citing this, the household mentioned, “It’s a thriller why this info is just not handed on to the household by the jail authorities.”
The household additional mentioned that “Rao is an undertrial prisoner in your custody and the jail authorities have the duty to provide us common updates or instruct Nanavati Hospital to launch common well being bulletins.”
They’ve now requested the house minister to intervene and direct Taloja jail authorities or Nanavati Hospital to supply common updates on Rao’s well being standing, the analysis of his well being issues and line of therapy to the household.
The household had, on Friday, approached the Nationwide Human Rights Fee (NHRC) over the problem.
Within the letter to NHRC, Rao’s spouse P Hemalatha and his daughters P Sahaja, P Anala, P Pavana requested NHRC to intervene and direct the state authorities and jail authorities to provide periodic replace on Rao’s well being and share particulars of the therapy with the household.