Further, his family’s statement had read: “He is in agonising pain and is unable to sleep or perform daily chores. Due to an acute water shortage in the prison, he does not have access to clean water to even bathe his eye and is forced to dress his eye with soiled towels.”
The family had said that the swelling in his left eye started on 3 May, which led to double vision and severe pain. Since the prison Medical Officer had already informed Hany Babu that the prison did not have the facilities to treat his eye infection, Babu had immediately requested for consultation and treatment with a specialised doctor.
“But he was not taken for consultation, because an escort officer was not available. It was only after his lawyers sent an email on 6th May to the Superintendent, Taloja Jail, that he was taken to a Government Hospital in Vashi on 7th May.”
However, his condition ‘deteriorated alarmingly’ even after the visit, as per the letter, but he was not taken back to a hospital…