Middle-aged man attempts self immolation for cause of Tamils
Chennai | Friday, Apr 17 2009 IST
A miiddle-aged man attempted self-immolation in front of Tamil Nadu Election Commission office at Vadapalani area here today, demanding ceasefire and protection of Lankan Tamils.
He was identified as Sivanandam,(48), hailing from Karur.
He shouted slogans demanding that the Centre and Tamil Nadu governments take immediate action to protect the Lankan Tamils.
He was rushed to Kilpauk Medical College hosptial with more than 70 per cent burns. His condition was stated to be serious.
MDMK General Secretary Vaiko and Tamil National Movement leader P Nedumaran rushed to the hospital to visit him.
Sivanandam was the 13th person in Tamil Nadu to have resorted to self immolation for the cause of Sri Lankan Tamils.
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