Each carries a cyanide capsule. The house was kept floodlit through the night, but no movement was seen, Ramalingam said. Athirai had been chosen not for the irony of her LTTE name, Sonia, but apparently for her light skin that would allow her to blend with the crowd in New Delhi. Weerasooriya L. Thenmozhi was 17 years old when she carried out the assassination. In the aftermath of the assassination, there was much interest in India and elsewhere about Dhanu the human bomb and one —eyed Sivarasan the mastermind behind the killing. Rajiv also defended the signing of the Indo-Sri Lanka accord in the same interview. He was studying for the GCE Advanced Level which may have enabled him to enter the university, when suddenly his father died in late Sivarasan maintained these tiny notebooks from May 1,when he landed in Tamil Nadu leading a nine-member hit squad, right until May 23, two days after the assassination when he hid it and fled with his team to Bangalore, where he killed himself to avoid capture. The children were accommodated in an orphanage and the people of Uduppiddy town people were very angry over the whole affair.
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Rajiv, his assassin and 14 others were. Sivarasan, nicknamed One-Eyed Jack after he had lost an eye in an earlier Security Guard burst into the house to find its occupants all dead.
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mastermind Sivarasan's notes of the plot to kill former prime minister Santhan is one of the three accused sentenced to death in the case.
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Narasimha Rao and members of his Cabinet also were present at the brief ceremony.
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Police said they surrounded the house, certain that Sivarasan, hunted since shortly after Gandhi's May 21 murder by a woman suicide bomber. Man who provided refuge to Rajiv Gandhi's assassins in Bengaluru dead “He made Sivarasan, Subha and five others to stay in Puttenahalli and were involved in talks with slain forest brigand Veerappan's associates to.
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A postgraduate in English, she worked as the personal assistant of an executive at a private firm in Chennai and had fallen in love with Murugan. Another delegation met him around 14 March at New Delhi. Sivarasan was personally congratulated and praised by Prabhakaran and Pottu Ammaan.
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Athirai, an accused, was only 17 years old when she was arrested.
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Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Chandrasekharam Pillai however, defied the local current and supported the Tamil nationalist candidates K. Immediately after the assassination, the Chandrasekhar government handed the investigation over to CBI on 22 May India Today.