AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa on Monday received a letter threatening to eliminate her using a suicide bomber, in the manner in which former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, police said in Chennai.
The letter warned the leader that she would meet the same fate as Rajiv Gandhi, who was assassinated by an LTTE suicide bomber at Sriperumbudur, police said.
The anonymous letter, received at the former Chief Minister's residence at Poes Garden, also warned that explosives would be placed outside her house and in her convoy.
The letter stated that the threat was issued against Jayalalithaa for "instigating rowdy advocates" against police during the clash between lawyers and police in the Madras High Court premises in February, police said.
Charging Jayalalithaa with having done a "great injustice by instigating the rowdy advocates against police and the government," the letter said "we have therefore decided to eliminate you using explosives."
The AIADMK has lodged a police complaint.
On February 19, several advocates and a judge were injured in a clash between lawyers and police in the Madras High court premises following a lathicharge and stone-pelting incidents.
The clash had occurred after police tried to arrest some advocates in connection with an incident in which eggs were thrown at Janata party President Subramanian Swamy in the court hall.