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Fast by death row convict over mercy plea

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 7 � Mahendra Nath Das, a murder-convict who was awarded death sentence about 14 years back and is presently languishing in the Guwahati Central Jail, has decided to resort to fast-unto-death from tomorrow.

Das, according to his family members, has decided so after his mercy petition sent to President of India via different Assam Governors from time to time failed to yield any response.

In fact, family members at the instance of the murder-convict have now decided to launch a poster campaign across the city from tomorrow seeking the President's 'clear stand' on the mercy petition.

The only inmate of the Guwahati Central Jail to have awarded death sentence, through the poster campaign have even voiced his concern over the existing problems gripping the State.

"He has been a well-behaved inmate ever since he was remanded to judicial custody. I am not trying to justify his act but having said that he was a person with social commitment and that reflects even in his posters," a close friend of Das told this reporter.

Das, through his posters also urged the Government to solve the burning problem of infiltration by detecting and deporting the illegal foreigners.

He also expressed his concern over the price rise through the posters.

Deepak Saloi, a relative of Nath, while confirming the development informed that they would carry out the poster campaign across the city from tomorrow to seek the President's attention.

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Fast by death row convict over mercy plea

GUWAHATI, Sept 7 � Mahendra Nath Das, a murder-convict who was awarded death sentence about 14 years back and is presently languishing in the Guwahati Central Jail, has decided to resort to fast-unto-death from tomorrow.

Das, according to his family members, has decided so after his mercy petition sent to President of India via different Assam Governors from time to time failed to yield any response.

In fact, family members at the instance of the murder-convict have now decided to launch a poster campaign across the city from tomorrow seeking the President's 'clear stand' on the mercy petition.

The only inmate of the Guwahati Central Jail to have awarded death sentence, through the poster campaign have even voiced his concern over the existing problems gripping the State.

"He has been a well-behaved inmate ever since he was remanded to judicial custody. I am not trying to justify his act but having said that he was a person with social commitment and that reflects even in his posters," a close friend of Das told this reporter.

Das, through his posters also urged the Government to solve the burning problem of infiltration by detecting and deporting the illegal foreigners.

He also expressed his concern over the price rise through the posters.

Deepak Saloi, a relative of Nath, while confirming the development informed that they would carry out the poster campaign across the city from tomorrow to seek the President's attention.