Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK on Wednesday said 77 persons died due to shock after hearing about the illness and later the demise of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and announced a solatium of Rs 300,000 to their families.
In a statement issued here, the AIADMK said a total of 77 persons died after hearing about Jayalalithaa’s illness and later on hearing about her death. According to the statement a sum of Rs 50,000 will be paid to a party cadre who attempted self-immolation on hearing about Jayalalithaa’s ill health and to another person who sacrificed a finger after heard about her death.
The party also conveyed its condolences to the family members of the dead.
Jayalalitha, breathed her last at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai on Monday after an uncertainty filled 75 days in hospital during which she remained extremely unwell. ‘Amma’ to people in Tamil Nadu and AIDMK supporters, she died at 68, after reportedly breathing her last at near midnight on Monday.