After getting bail from Supreme Court, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa announced a compensation of Rs 3 lakh for the next of kin of 193 persons, who reportedly lost their lives after her conviction on September 27.
According to an official statement from the AIADMK, as many as 193 people have lost their lives after Jayalalithaa’s imprisonment. There were 17 cases of self-immolations, while 20 persons hanged to death and 9 people took their lives by taking poison. And, rest 139 deaths were due to cardiac arrests.
Expressing her pain at the reports of suicides after her conviction, she announced a solatium of Rs 3 lakh each to the families of 193 people and a relief of Rs 50,000 each for three partymen who were fighting for their lives at a hospital.
A statement issued by Jayalalithaa also appealed to the cadres to not indulge in any violent activities and suicide attempts.
However, the reason behind the death toll of 193 persons may be a matter of dispute as the Police are still verifying the cases.