Puducherry, Dec 8 : Five convicted prisoners at the central prison here who were on a fast to press their demand have been hospitalized on the third day on Friday.
The prisoners were protesting against the alleged refusal of the authorities to grant them parole.
The prisoners began their fast on December five and they refused to call off the stir in spite of talks held by the authorities. Undertrial prisoners also joined the fast yesterday.
As their condition deteriorated, Selvam and Vadivel were admitted to the government general hospital last evening while three others were admitted to the Jail hospital. (UNI)