Two die after self-immolation over Sri Lankan issue

March 17th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Chennai, March 17 (IANS) Two political activists who attempted self-immolation during anti-Sri Lankan government protests in different parts of Tamil Nadu succumbed to their burn injuries Tuesday, police said.
Identified as N. Anand, 23, of the VCK, and M. Rajasekhar, 24, of the PMK, the two had attempted self-immolation at Cuddalore and Ariyalur, respectively, police said.

With these deaths, the death-toll through self-immolation on the issue has reached 11 since December.

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