Several reports emerged that a minimum of 16 people have died across the state of Tamil Nadu after the conviction chief minister and AIADMK head J Jayalalithaa by a special court in the disproportionate assets case on September 27, 2014.
A report on Times of India said that at least 16 people, many of which committed suicide or died of heart attacks, were reportedly shocked on the verdict where the Jayalalithaa has been four year of jail.
Reports suggested that at least three people have hanged themselves, while one of the supporters of the party died by self-immolation. Police has even confirmed that some people died of cardiac arrest, while two deaths are related to poisoning and jumping in front of bus.
A Class 12 student, who happens to be a supporter of the party and its supremo, tried self-immolation and have been hospitalized in critical finger. Another AIADMK supporter has been reported to have sacrificed a finger.
Many AIADMK leaders said the reactions were a verdict on how people still considered Jayalalithaa but have urged many of the party members to avoid such drastic moves.
The state of Tamil Nadu had more suicides last year, said the report on TOI. The people in the state take their film star and politicians as a part of their life, and such things aren’t uncommon.
Meanwhile, Jayalalithaa has stepped down as the chief minister of the state and was taken to the jail directly by court. The AIADMK supremo has also been slapped with a fine of Rs. 100 crore.