In a habeas corpus petition, it was stated that his condition worsened after he was admitted to Stanley Medical College Hospital following his surrender.
The founder of popular South Indian food chain Saravana Bhavan
had surrendered along with another accused before a sessions court here on July 9 to serve life term in a murder case, hours after the Supreme Court had rejected his plea seeking more time.
Rajagopal, who had moved the apex court citing health reasons, was brought to the premises of the trial court in an ambulance and sent to jail.However, he was taken to Stanley hospital for check-up and admitted to the "convict ward" as per the doctors' advice.
Alleging that the doctors at the government hospital changed the medicines taken by his father, the petitioner said, because of it his condition started deteriorating and on July 13 he suffered a cardiac arrest.
Rajagopal was a chronic diabetic patient with Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus. He required insulin injection four times a day and also a very strict diet control, said the petition.
Some of the medical tests which were suggested by the doctors could not be done at Stanley due to inadequate facilities, he claimed. A representation was made to the authorities to shift him to any private hospital for better treatment, he said praying for a direction from the court for the relief.