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)