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Man Develops Epileptic Fits During Sivaratri Festivities, Dies

Published: 19th February 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

VILLUPURAM:A twenty-nine-year- old man who came to attend Maha Sivaratri celebrations at a temple near Tirukoilur suffered an epileptic fit and died in the hospital on Tuesday.

His elder sister, however, has raised doubts over his death. According to police, the victim Vincent of T Athipakkam was walking inside the Thiruvarangam temple when he collapsed.

Devotees rushed him to the Tirukoilur government hospital from where he was referred to the government medical college at Mundiampakkam. But Vincent did not respond to treatment and died in the hospital.

Meanwhile, his elder Selinmary lodged a complaint at the Manalurpet police station stating that few days ago Vincent was attacked by one Untihammal and her family members following a dispute.

Vincent suffered severe injuries and was admitted in Tirukoilur government hospital and then taken to Government medical college hospital at Mundiampakkam and subsequently discharged.

Since Vincent died a few days after this incident, his sister has raised doubts he might gave died because of the injuries sustained in the attack. A case was already registered against Untihammal and her family. A fresh case has been registered following Vincent’s death.

In another incident, a farmer near Tirukoilur succumbed to the severe injuries he sustained when he fell down while carrying a heavy load on his head and died in the hospital despite treatment near Tirukoilur on Tuesday,

Sources said Visuwanathan (31) of Kattuedaiyar was retuning home carrying a huge bundle of grass on his head when he slipped and fell down on Tuesday.

In the impact, he suffered grievous injuries to his neck and collapsed. People working nearby rushed him to the Tirukoilur government hospital and then to the GH in Chennai, where he died. Tirukoilur police registered a case and are enquiring further.



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