|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
Autobiography of ex-police constable released
October 17, 2005 20:01 IST
Former police constable, Ramachandran Nair, who created ripples a couple of years ago after he openly admitted killing Naxal leader Varghese during the 1970s, Monday brought out a touching anecdote of his life following the incident.
In the autobiography, Njan Jeevichu Anthinte Thelivu (Evidence that I Lived), Nair narrates how he was forced to shoot the naxal leader in the Thirunelli forests in Wayanad district on the orders of his senior officers.
"I have only studied upto sixth standard. Police constables during those days were not supposed to think. They were only supposed to only carry out the orders of superiors," he told reporters after the release of his book at the Ernakulam Press club.
"This is a fight to bring out the truth. I want the truth to come out and the guilty should be punished," he said admitting that his efforts to bring out the truth behind Varghese's killing, will not be taken kindly by the establishment and 'the powerful police officers'.
Well-known writer Prof M K Sanu, after releasing the book, said this book should be an eye opener to the police community. Everyday newspapers bring out reports about police atrocities, the latest being the recent death of a youth in police custody in the state capital.
Former naxal leaders, Venu and M Vasu and writer 'Civic' Chandran participated in the function.