Muthulakshmi, wife of slain forest brigand Veerappan, stepped out of jail as a free woman. Granted bail by a Tamil Nadu court, Muthulakshmi said she would write a book on the alleged atrocities committed by the Special Task Force formed to hunt down her husband. “I knew I would get justice. I have not done anything wrong. I was paying the price for the crimes my husband committed,” Muthulakshmi said after her release.
Even as her mother battled one case after another and was shunted from one state prison to another, Vidya Rani, her daughter was working hard to fulfill her father’s dream that she should become a public servant. The 21-year-old daughter of the bandit has enrolled in an IAS coaching class in Nungambakkam in Chennai. Nakkheeran Gopal, Kanimozhi and a few others have promised financial aid.