Youngster apes Muthukumar, attempts suicide for Lankan Tamils cause
Chennai | Sunday, Feb 1 2009 IST
Close on the heels of self-immolation by Muthukumar demanding immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka, a Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) volunteer attempted suicide by jumping from a mobile tower at Alapakkam in Cuddalore District of Tamil Nadu today.
Police sources said Deenadayalan (22) alias Neethivanan, a VCK Youth Wing Member, scaled the 160-foot mobile transmission tower carrying pamphlets in his hand.
Standing atop the tower, he shouted slogans condemning the Sri Lankan Government and demanded immediate ceasefire.
He also appealed to the Indian Government to stop providing any military assistance to Lanka and suddenly jumped from the tower. He was rushed to a local hospital. As his condition was critical, he was shifted to the SRMC Hospital at suburban Porur here.
VCK Legislator Ravikumar and PMK MLA T VelMurugan rushed to the spot. The unrest among Tamil Nadu youth over the Lankan Tamils issue seems to be escalating by the day after the self-immolation of 26-year-old Muthukumar in the city on January 29, espousing the cause of Tamils. P Ravi, an activist of VCK's Youth Wing 'Ilamchiruthaigal Ezhuchi Paasarai (IEP),' attempted self-immolation at Pallapatti Village in Dindigul District. He was admitted to the Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai where he was battling for life.
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