How Kerala High Court’s prompt intervention ensured a convict tortured by prison officials received medical attention within hours of hearing

A Division Bench of Justices K Vinod Chandran and MR Anitha took a series of extraordinary steps yesterday, acting on a writ petition filed by the prisoner's parents.
K Vinod Chandran, MR Anitha
K Vinod Chandran, MR Anitha

In an unexpected series of events, the Kerala High Court on Friday directed an Additional District Judge and two Medical Officers to visit a convict housed in the Poojapura Central prison to ascertain his well-being (Jerom Kochukutty v. State of Kerala).

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