New Delhi: Mother of Jailed Journalist Siddique Kappan, Khadeeja Kutty, died at her home in Malappuram, Kerala on Friday. She was 90.
Khadija had been keeping unwell for sometime now after undergoing a major operation last year. In February, Kappan, who was lodged in Mathura Jail in Uttar Pradesh was granted an interim bail of 5 days by the Supreme court to meet his ailing Mother.
Kappan who is an independent Journalist was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police on October 5 last year, while he was on his way to report the Hathras gangrape. He was charged with sedition and UAPA and send to Mathura Jail.
Kappan's health condition was under concern last month when he rested positive for Covid-19.After his wife had claimed that Kappan had been chained in the Mathura hospital and his condition was so weak that he had collapsed in the washroom, he was shifted to AIIMS for better treatment.
Siddique Kappan's bail hearing is set to come up before a trial court in UP's Mathura on June 22.