Calcutta High Court directs State to allow home imprisonment of terminally ill prisoners, says they should be treated with sympathy

"We are of the view that a prisoner suffering from terminal illness should be treated with sympathy and should be permitted to breathe his last in the comforting company of his family and friends..."
Calcutta High Court directs State to allow home imprisonment of terminally ill prisoners, says they should be treated with sympathy
Chief Justice Thottathil B Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee

Opining that a prisoner suffering from a terminal illness should be treated with sympathy, the Calcutta High Court on Friday directed the State to allow terminally ill prisoners (TIPs) to be shifted for homes imprisonment so that they may have a peaceful and dignified death surrounded by family and friends.

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