The latest tragic incident comes two days after a woman was killed in a stampede in Tiruvannamalai during a milk pot procession organised for the CM’s recovery

Another AIADMK cadre dies in Salem while offering prayers for Jayalalithaas healthImage for representation/ PTI
news Politics Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 19:12

An AIADMK cadre died while conducting a ritual of carrying milk pots from one temple to another for the recovery of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in Salem on Wednesday.

He reportedly fell unconscious while walking from Amman Koil in Neikkarapatti to Karapuranathar temple in Uthamasolapuram in Salem carrying heavy milk pots. He was rushed to a government hospital but was declared dead. The man is yet to be identified as no family members have claimed the body.

The ceremony of carrying milk was headed by PWD Minister, Edappadi K Palanisamy. About 3000 AIADMK cadres offered prayers for the recovery of Jayalalithaa in Salem.

The latest tragic incident comes two days after a woman was killed and 15 others injured in a  stampede during a milk pot procession organised at a temple in Tiruvannamalai. The ritual was organised by former Agricultural Minister Agri Krishnamoorthy for Jayalalithaa’s recovery.

On October 20, an AIADMK cadre in Kumbakonam, A Mohan Kumar had set himself on fire. He was admitted to the government hospital with burns but later died. He had doused himself with kerosene at his house before setting himself on fire after knowing about CM’s hospitalisation.

Three people have committed suicide after coming to know about Jayalalithaa’s health conditions.

Jayalalithaa was admitted to the Apollo Hospital in Chennai on September 22 with complaints of “fever and dehydration”.  The last medical bulletin released by the hospital last Friday, stated that the Chief Minister is “interacting” and is “progressing gradually”.

Read: Third suicide in a week over Jayalalithaa's health, AIADMK worker dies after consuming poison



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