Chennai: An expelled Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) cadre named ‘Bullet’ Parimalam had intended to burn TTV Dhinakaran’s effigy outside his leader’s house in Besant Nagar. His act backfired literally as he sustained 40 per cent burns in front of his leader’s house in Besant Nagar on Sunday.
Police sources said that K. Parimalam (45), who was town secretary in TTV Dhinakaran’s AMMK, was expelled from the party a few days ago for allegedly violating the party’s code of conduct.
As he had reportedly spent nearly Rs 55 lakh over party posters, he was upset over not having been recognised, sources said.
“He wanted to display his disappointment before his party leader and reached Dhinakaran's house on Sunday morning with a few others. He had brought some posters, an effigy and seven litres of petrol in two cans along with him. After dumping some posters in front of Dhinakaran's house, he tried to open the petrol cans,” a source said. But the can exploded unexpectedly damaging the car apart from injuring Parimalam and two other persons standing nearby.
With 40 per cent injuries, Parimalam was rushed to Kilpauk Medical College Hospital and then transferred to a private hospital. The others with 10 to 15 per cent burns are out of danger, police sources said.
While Adyar police arrested the car driver Subramani under various sections including 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC, Parimalam would also be arrested soon as he recovers.
Meanwhile, AMMK sources said Parimalam had printed wall posters praising then AIADMK supreme Jayalalitha for ‘winning’ the RK Nagar election much before the elections were held. “Jayalalitha sacked Parimalam for the act. He had then chopped off his finger before Jayalalitha’s house demanding a MGR statue in Kancheepuram,” the source said.