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Ishrat Jahan case: Petitioner Gopinath Pillai killed in road accident

Pillai, who believed that his son was innocent, fought lengthy legal battles to bring justice to the victims of the alleged fake encounter

ANI  |  Alappuzha (Kerala) 

Ishrat Jahan
File Photo of Ishrat Jahan

Gopinath Pillai, who was one of the petitioners in 2004 Ishrat encounter case, died in a in area of Kerala's district.

According to reports, Pillai met with an accident on Wednesday when his car got hit by a truck.

He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Ishrat, a 19-year-old based girl along with Gopinath's son Pranesh Pillai, and were killed in an alleged police encounter on the outskirts of Ahmedabad on June 15, 2004.

The had claimed they had terror links and had plotted to kill the then

Pillai, who believed that his son was innocent, fought lengthy legal battles to bring justice to the victims of the alleged fake encounter.

First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 20:32 IST
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