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AIADMK member commits suicide, girl sets herself on fire

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Chennai, Sep 28 :

Distressed after Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa was jailed for corruption, a 45-year-old AIADMK member allegedly committed suicide in Tamil Nadu Sunday, police said.

Babu hanged himself from a tree close to his house near the temple town of Kanchipuram.

According to police, Babu was upset after a court in Bangalore Saturday sentenced Jayalalithaa to four years in prison for amassing wealth illegally when she was the chief minister in 1991-96.

“Babu may have taken his life because of that,” a police officer said.

A 17-year-old girl school student was battling for life in Tamil Nadu Sunday after setting herself on fire over the jailing of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, police said.

The teenager, M. Nagalakshmi, was admitted to the government hospital in Madurai town with around 80 percent burn injuries, a police officer said.

She attempted suicide at her house when her family members were away.

The student reportedly became upset after a special court in Bangalore late Saturday sentenced Jayalalitha to four years in jail for corruption.

(IANS)