Tamil Nadu`s ruling party – AIADMK – on Wednesday claimed that at least 77 persons died due to shock after hearing about the demise of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. The party had announced a solatium of Rs. 300,000 to their families. AIADMK also released the names of those who lost their lives while mourning for their beloved leader on its Twitter handle.
A total of 77 persons died after hearing about Jayalalithaa`s illness and later on hearing about her death, the AIADMK said in a statement.
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.
Jayalalithaa had passed away on Monday evening after suffering cardiac arrest and was buried with full state honours at the Marina Beach near MGR Memorial in Chennai on Tuesday evening.
The party also conveyed its condolences to the family members of the dead.
With PTI inputs