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MDMK MP Ganeshamurthi dies after suspected suicide attempt


NEW DELHI: Avinashi Ganeshamurthi, the


from Erode, succumbed to a

cardiac arrest

at 5.05 am on Thursday after allegedly attempting suicide. He had been admitted to the hospital on March 24.
The 76-year-old leader was rushed to an

Erode hospital

in critical condition on Sunday and subsequently transferred to a private hospital in Coimbatore. He was placed on ECHO support during his treatment.
Ganeshamurthi, a three-term Member of Parliament, was a prominent member within the MDMK.

Allegedly disappointed by the party’s denial of a ticket for contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from the Erode constituency, he had expressed his dissatisfaction over the party’s decision.
The MDMK and DMK had recently decided to field Durai Vaiko, the son of MDMK general secretary Vaiko, as the party’s candidate.
More details awaited

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