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Indian who attempted self immolation over Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit ,dies #protest

English: Photo of Mahinda Rajapaksa, president...

English: Photo of , . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

SALEM, SEPTEMBER  19,  THE HINDU

The auto-rickshaw driver, T. P. , who set himself afire on Monday to protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to Madhya Pradesh, succumbed to his burns at the Government Medical College Hospital here on Tuesday.

The sources in the hospital told The Hindu that Vijayaraj died at 11.45 am “despite the best efforts put in by a team of doctors to save him.” The burns, a senior doctor said, were deep since he had drenched himself with petrol before setting himself on fire near Old Bus Stand.

As the news of his death spread, a strong crowd, including members of various Tamil outfits and political parties, gathered on the hospital premises. They raised slogans against a few State and national political parties blaming them for the death of the 28-year old youth. Workers of the VCK and the PMK attempted to block traffic near the Collectorate. Naam Thamizhar Movement’s founder leader Seeman visited the hospital.

Meanwhile Vijayaraj’s father R. Thangavelu submitted a petition to District Collector saying that he would accept the body provided Town Police, who are investigating the case, register cases under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code against a few Congress and BJP’s national leaders for “inviting Rajapaksa” as this had led to his son’s suicide. He urged the police to hand over him the photocopy of his son’s 36-page ‘last letter,’ which he had reportedly written prThe auto-rickshaw driver, T. P. Vijayaraj, who set himself afire on Monday to protest against Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s visit to , succumbed to his burns at the Government Medical College Hospital here on Tuesday.

The sources in the hospital told The Hindu that Vijayaraj died at 11.45 am “despite the best efforts put in by a team of doctors to save him.” The burns, a senior doctor said, were deep since he had drenched himself with petrol before setting himself on fire near Old Bus Stand.

As the news of his death spread, a strong crowd, including members of various Tamil outfits and political parties, gathered on the hospital premises. They raised slogans against a few State and national political parties blaming them for the death of the 28-year old youth. Workers of the VCK and the PMK attempted to block traffic near the Collectorate. Naam Thamizhar Movement’s founder leader Seeman visited the hospital.

Meanwhile Vijayaraj’s father R. Thangavelu submitted a petition to District Collector saying that he would accept the body provided Town Police, who are investigating the case, register cases under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code against a few Congress and BJP’s national leaders for “inviting Rajapaksa” as this had led to his son’s suicide. He urged the police to hand over him the photocopy of his son’s 36-page ‘last letter,’ which he had reportedly written prior to self-immolation and his statement from hospital bed before the magistrate.

BACKGROUND FROM SALEM

Vijayraj, a auto rickshaw driver self immolated himself protesting the arrival of Rajapakshe the president of Srilanka and the chief architect of the war and the genocide against tamils in srilanka. The salem resident did this after writing a thirty four page dying declaration writing in detail about the reasons for his frustation.

Rajapakshe lands in , Madhya Pradesh on invitation from Sushma Swaraj, BJP leader and Leader of the opposition. He passed away today.

The act though rash only exposes the frustrations of the people of tamilnadu who share empathy to the plight of the tamils in Srilanka. The Dravidian parties show their false dentures once in a while, but the hollow promises only weaken the position of Tamil’s in Srilanka. The Police for the past six hours have refused to give the dying declaration written by Vijayaraj. vHe passed away yesterday and it has been 24hours since his death. The Police are refusing to give his written statement that he intended for public distribution. He has also given a dying declaration to the Magistrate. None of the Dravidian parties nor MP’s, Mla’s have cared to pay respects nor heed to the demands.. exposing them.

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