At least two people were killed and 15 others injured in a stampede at an election rally addressed by Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in Virudachalam, 230 km from Chennai.
Instead of rushing the injured to a hospital, police forced them to lie down in the scorching heat. Two of the injured were pronounced dead on arrival at the government hospital.
Thirteen of the injured were women, who were also taken to the hospital after Jayalalithaa’s election meeting got over. Five of them have been kept under observation at the hospital. The others were given first aid and discharged.