The Aiadmk in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday said a total of 77 Persons Died of grief and shock over its supremo J Jayalalithaa’s illness and subsequent death, and announced a sum of Rs 3 lakh each to their families as relief.
It also announced Rs 50,000 for a party functionary who allegedly attempted self-immolation and a similar amount to another person who cut his finger off following Jayalalithaas’s demise on December 5.
“77 persons have died of grief and shock after having to come to know of honourable Amma’s (Jayalalithaa) illness and death,” an AIADMK release said.
Meanwhile, a central intelligence estimate has put the toll at 30 besides four suicide attempts. The AIADMK release did not specify whether the illness referred to her September 22 hospitalisation or the cardiac arrest she had suffered on December 4, a day before passing away.
The party also released the list of 77 dead persons, who hailed from different parts of the state.
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