Released prisoners hope to build a new life

Released prisoners hope to build a new life
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Released from Warangal Central Prison on special remission of incarceration, a life-convict, P Sudheer Kumar, now in his late forties, dreams of building a new life-a life that could help others. Put behind bars when his only daughter was still a toddler, now, he intends to dedicate his time to his daughter who is now studying in ninth class and start life afresh. 

Warangal: Released from Warangal Central Prison on special remission of incarceration, a life-convict, P Sudheer Kumar, now in his late forties, dreams of building a new life-a life that could help others. Put behind bars when his only daughter was still a toddler, now, he intends to dedicate his time to his daughter who is now studying in ninth class and start life afresh.

He along with his wife Nagamani was sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case and completed six years of their term. The couple is among the 70 prisoners released from the jail following a GO MS No 38 issued by the Telangana government on Monday. Those eligible for remission were extremely happy and shouted slogans ‘Jai Telangana’ after coming out of the jail expressing their joy.

“It was a fight related to a land dispute with my neighbour. I acted in a fit of rage and he died. We wish to overcome that unfortunate and tragic incident and live a normal life,” Sudheer Kumar said recalling the sad moments that upset his life. Speaking to The Hans India on Tuesday after his release, he revealed that he was planning to make his life useful to others.

He wants either to start a school or to become a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP) to make use of his jail experience wherein he offered medical assistance to the inmates. Sudheer Kumar who hails from Nagulavancha village in Chintakani mandal in Khammam district has completed graduation in Sociology from BR Ambedkar Open University while serving the jail term.

The same is the tale of 45-year-old Thota Laxmi who along with her husband Venkateshwarlu of Khanapuram of Khammam were sentenced to life term. She lost her husband eleven months back as he suffered a heart attack in the jail. She is yet to come to terms with the loss of her husband.

“I was taught tailoring by the jail authorities and I wish to make use of that skill to build my life,” she said. The 73-year-old S Rajamallu of Arevelli village in Karimnagar district wishes to take up farming on his two-acre land for which he fought with his brother and in a fit of rage killed him. “I completed seven years of prison term and I thank the State government for my release from jail,” he said.

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