Worry Over Jayalalithaa’s Health Claims Second Life in a Week

Earlier, S Saravanan (60), a worker at a fireworks factory, had consumed poison on 5 October in Vadugapatti.

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Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital on 22 September on complaint of fever and dehydration. (Photo: Reuters)

An AIADMK worker on Thursday succumbed to burn injuries at the Kilpauk Medical College (KMC) hospital. He had set fire to himself on Tuesday after insisting that Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's real health condition be released.

According to a report in The Times of India, the deceased has been identified as Sargunam, a resident of Kadaperi near Tambaram.

He went to the MEPZ near Tambaram Sanatorium with a bottle of kerosene on Tuesday evening, raised slogans in praise of the CM, and insisted that officials come out with the real facts on her health. Before people could stop him, he doused his body with kerosene and set himself on fire.
TOI Report

Sargunam's wife Sheela told the police that he had been depressed for the past few weeks. The couple has a four year old daughter.

A case has been registered by the Tambaram police.



Sargunam’s case comes less than a week after another party worker reportedly ended his life over Jaya’s health. (Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)
Sargunam’s case comes less than a week after another party worker reportedly ended his life over Jaya’s health. (Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

Sargunam's case comes less than a week after another party worker reportedly ended his life after being depressed over the AIADMK supremo's poor health condition.

S Saravanan (60), a worker at a fireworks factory, had consumed poison on the morning of 5 October in Vadugapatti.

The Hindu reported that Saravanan's daughter P Ponmani "said in a police complaint that her father had been a staunch loyalist of the AIADMK for the last 15 years. In the last one week, he seemed to be worried over the reports on chief minister’s health condition. He broke down on Wednesday (5 October) and consumed poison."

The report adds that another AIADMK cadre from Pudukooraipettai suffered 30% burns after a reported immolation bid ‘as a sacrifice’ for Jayalalithaa's speedy recovery.

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