Friday, August 31, 2012

Another Godhra convict in hospital

Another convict of the 2002 Godhra train carnage was hospitalised on Tuesday afternoon after he complained of chest pain and uneasiness. Later in the evening, his condition was reported to be out of danger.
Suleman Ahmad Husssain alias Tiger (35) was rushed to state government-run SSG Hospital at around 12 pm when his health deteriorated.
“He was given treatment by doctors on the jail premises. However, considering his health, the doctors recommended that he be shifted to a hospital and accordingly, he was taken to SSG Hospital,” a top official of Vadodara Central Jail said.
Tiger was admitted to emergency medical ward of the hospital and is under constant observation.
“His sugar level and blood pressure were low. However, he is normal now but still under observation,” superintendent of SSG Hospital, Dr Rajiv Deveshwar told The Indian Express.
“He has told doctors that he had not taken any food for last three days and the low sugar level can be due to that,” the superintendent further said, adding, it was not certain how long he would remain in the hospital.
Incidentally, a group of prisoners at the Central Jail had gone on an indefinite hunger strike since Monday after the death of Shaukat Pataliya, a convict in the carnage case. Pataliya, resident of Godhra, was serving life imprisonment in the Central jail and suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday. He was taken to SSG but was declared brought dead.
Tiger, also a resident of Godhra, and 19 others were sentenced to life imprisonment on March 1, 2011 by a special trial court in Ahmedabad.
The court had sentenced 11 others to death while acquitting 63 accused.