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Septuagenarian ends life over poor health condition of CM

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Upset over the reports of the ill-health of Chief Minister, J Jayalalithaa, a 70-year-old worker allegedly committed suicide in nearby Tirupur district, police said today.

Vellayappan, a former town secretary of in Tirupur, had appeared dejected ever since was hospitalised on September 22.

He seemed more aggrieved on reading the reports about the Chief Minister and consumed poison yesterday in his house in Sholayur in Tirupur district, police said.

He was admitted to Tirupur Government Hospital and later brought to the Government hospital here, where he died without responding to treatment, they said.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 15:42 IST