Khadeeja Kutty, mother of arrested Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan, passed away at her home in Malappuram on Friday.
She was 90.
The Supreme Court on 15 February gave Kappan five days to visit his mother at her deathbed in Kerala.
On 18 February, he reached his house at Vengara in Malappuram district and returned to Mathura Jail after four days.
Earlier on 22 January, the Supreme Court had allowed Kappan to speak to his mother through video call after his lawyer Kapil Sibal requested the court to make an exception considering her ill-health.
On 28 January, Mathura jail officials allowed a 10-minute video call for Siddique Kappan, to see his 90-year-old ailing mother. Although her son appeared on a small mobile screen, Khadeeja was not conscious to make a conversation. Due to dementia, she kept losing herself as time ran out merciless.
Journalist Siddique Kappan was arrested in October while travelling from Delhi to Uttar Pradesh to cover the caste-rape and killing of a 19-year Dalit woman in Hathras. Kappan, along with three others, were booked under UAPA for allegedly instigating violence and defaming India after Hathras killing.