Police said, Chitra Devi, 26, wife of Senthil Kumar of M Mukulam in Narikudi union is a mother of two small girls, Brindha and Kala.
Chithra had been upset since last week when a Bangalore court convicted Jayalalithaa in the wealth case and sentenced her to four years imprisonment. Family members told police it had been her only concern for the last few days. She would ask everyone she met as to when the AIADMK leader was likely to be released from prison.
On Thursday night, after putting her daughters to sleep, she doused herself with kerosene and set herself on fire. The woman suffered 60% burns and was taken to a private hospital in Arupukottai where her condition was stated to be serious.
Police have registered a case.
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