According to the latest death toll released by AIADMK, a total of 219 people have lost their lives after the Bangalore special court convicted former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate asset case on September 27.
On Saturday, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa issued a statement announcing a solatium of Rs 3 lakh for 26 families of sympathisers who lost their lives after her conviction. This is in addition to the solatium announced by Jayalalithaa last week for 193 families and a relief of Rs 50,000 each for three partymen who were fighting for their lives at a hospital. So far, the total solatium announced is Rs 6.57 crore.
Expressing her pain at reports of suicides and deaths, the statement said a total of 219 people have lost their lives. She appealed cadre not to indulge in such acts.
Last week, an AIADMK release specified 193 deaths — 139 of cardiac arrest, 20 by hanging, 17 by self-immolation, nine by consuming poison, one by jumping before a bus and three by jumping before a train.
However, the nature of deaths has not been specified in the latest list.