India top court frees ex-PM Rajiv Gandhi’s killer

India’s Supreme Court has ordered the release of one of the convicts involved in the 1991 murder of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

AG Perarivalan was in jail for over 30 years. In 1998, he was sentenced to death, but it was later commuted.

Arrested at 19, Perarivalan was convicted for procuring batteries that were used in the bomb to kill Gandhi.

Gandhi was assassinated by a female suicide bomber as he addressed an election rally in Tamil Nadu state.

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