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Tamil Nadu journalist burns himself to death condemning Indian inaction

[TamilNet, Thursday, 29 January 2009 07:33 No Comment]

Muththukumar_1_75895_445 A young Tamil journalist burnt himself to death in front of the Shastri Bhavan, the Indian Central Government’s Chennai Head office Thursday, reports from Chennai said. The journalist, Mr. Muthukumar, from Thooththukkudi, who works for Pe’n'nea Nee feminist magazine, doused himself with petrol and set himself afire, condemning the futile visit by Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee, who failed to stop the war in Sri Lanka and save Eezham Tamils.

With 95% burn injuries, the victim was rushed to the Kilpauk Medical College, but he sucuumbed to his wounds before he was admitted to the hospital and was declared dead.

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Tension prevails in the capital city of Chennai following the news of the young Tamil activist burning himself to death in front of Shastri Bhavan office.

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