Sri Lanka Crisis: Man sets ablaze in TN

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Chennai, Jan 29: In an attempt to highlight the suffering of the Tamil people in Sri Lanka, Muthukumar, 26-year old tried self-immolation at the Chennai Airport. He was rushed to a nearby Government hospital with 75 per cent burns and died shortly after reaching there.

The DTP operator worked for a Tamil magazine 'Penne Nee' (a women's magazine affiliated to PMK) doused himself with kerosene inside the Chennai airport and set himself on fire chanting anti-govt and pro-Tamil statements.

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), the regional party to which the magazine 'Penne Nee' is affiliated to, is staunch critic of the state and Centre on the Sri Lanka issue though it continues to share ministerial berth at the Centre.

Before attempting suicide Muthukumar shouted, “The govt of India is not doing the needful to help the Tamil in Sri Lanka. The whole of India should know about the issue".


OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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