Schoolgirl attempts suicide over Jayalalithaa verdict

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2014 20:06 IST

A 17-year-old girl school student was battling for life in Tamil Nadu Sunday after setting herself on fire over the jailing of chief minister J Jayalalithaa, police said.

The teenager, M Nagalakshmi, was admitted to the government hospital in Madurai town with around 80% burn injuries, a police officer said.

She attempted suicide at her house when her family members were away.

The student reportedly became upset after a special court in Bangalore late Saturday sentenced Jayalalitha to four years in jail for corruption.

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