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PMK activist gets electric shock during TN shutdown (Lead, Superseding earlier version)

IANS  |  Chennai 

A activist suffered an electric shock on Wednesday after climbing atop a train engine here during a shutdown called by the party against the Centre's failure to set up the (CMB).

But normal life was largely unaffected in although reports reaching here said that shops were closed in Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Villupuram, Mettur and in some other places where the wields influence.

The DMK had expressed support to the PMK-called protest to denounce the Central government's failure to set up the CMB and a as ordered by the

activists squatted on rail tracks at several places in Chennai and were taken into custody.

Tragedy struck a party member at when he climbed atop a train engine.

A told IANS that the person did not touch the high power cable above him but was close enough to suffer electric shock. An earlier report had wrongly said the activist died.

In Chennai, led the protest at Egmore railway station.

"The is acting as if is not a part of This is not good for the sovereignty of the nation," Ramadoss told reporters here.

Wednesday's PMK-called shutdown came a day after Tamil groups held protests in Chennai against the holding of matches to express their anger over what they say is the Modi government's failure vis-a-vis the Cauvery dispute.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:26 IST
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