Wife of murdered Hindu Munnani activist attempts suicide in Coimbatore
Wife of a Hindu Munnani functionary, who was hacked to death by a four-member gang, attempted suicide in her house in Coimbatore on Thursday, police said.
30-year-old S Yamuna, wife of C Sasikumar, 40, consumed poison and was admitted to a private hospital, they said.
Her relatives saw her consuming the poison and falling unconscious. They rushed her to the hospital.
Hindu Munnani state spokesperson Mookambikai Mani said Yamuna’s condition was stable and she is responding to treatment.
On September 22, Sasikumar, district spokesperson of Hindu Munnani, was riding his scooter back to home in Subramaniampalayam, in the outskirts of Coimbatore, when unidentified assailants chased him on motorcycles and was hacked him to death with sickles.
The killing had triggered protests which turned violent during the funeral procession, leading to tension in the district and neighbouring Tirupur. Senior BJP leaders, including Union minister Pon Radhakrishnan had condemned the murder. The probe in the incident has been transferred to the crime branch CID.
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