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Jayalalithaa's Supporter Dies Of Shock After Watching News About Her Health

Nelagandan, who was distraught upon finding out about Amma, suddenly experienced severe chest pains and passed out, while watching the news.

05/12/2016 11:34 AM IST | Updated 05/12/2016 11:46 AM IST
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CUDDALORE -- The frenzy over Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's critical heath condition seems to have begun as a distressed supporter died on Sunday night upon finding out Amma's status.

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) cadre Nelagandan from Cuddalore district Gandhi Nagar died on Sunday night after seeing the news of Jayalalithaa's health on the television.

Nelagandan, who was distraught upon finding out about Amma, suddenly experienced severe chest pains and passed out, while he was watching the news.

His family immediately called the Ambulance, but were later informed by the medics that he had already passed away.

In a similar note, a 47-year-old AIADMK worker who was besides himself over the rumours about Jayalalithaa's health had died of heart attack in Coimbatore on 6 October.

Meanwhile, with Chief Minister Jayalalithaa critical after she suffered a cardiac arrest on Sunday evening, the state government has sought the help of the para military forces to handle the crowd in case of any emergency.

Security has been stepped up across the city to attend any eventuality and buses plying out of Chennai have been reduced tonight and security in the capital has been tightened.

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