Bhima Koregaon case: Jailed Varavara Rao to be admitted to Nanavati Hospital, says Bombay HC
Varavara Rao, jailed 80-year-old poet-activist, to be shifted to Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital for 15 days, said Bombay high court
The Bombay high court on Wednesday allowed Bhima Koregaon violence accused Varavara Rao to be admitted at Nanavati hospital for 15 days of treatment, on state government’s cost. His family will be allowed to visit him as per the hospital’s norms.
Senior Lawyer Indira Jaising arguing on his behalf said the 80-year-old had sustained head injuries at JJ Hospital.
"He (Varavara Rao) is completely bed-ridden and has no medical attendant. He is in diapers and has a catheter. The catheter was not changed for three months, as there was no one to change it," Ms. Jaisingh said.
"There is a reasonable apprehension that he (Varavara Rao) will die in custody," Ms. Jaising said. "I am alleging negligence on the part of the state. If the state is unable to look after him, he needs to be shifted to Nanavati Hospital", she added.
More details awaited.