Chennai, August 8: Two people were reportedly killed and 33 injured in a stampede outside Rajaji Hall where thousands of DMK supporters had gathered to get a final glimpse of their leader M Karunanidhi. Among the dead was a 60-year-old woman from MGR Nagar, while the other victim, a 60-year-old man, has not been identified yet.
The police also resorted to lathi-charge to control the crowd. According to media reports, minor scuffles also broke out between police personnel and supporters who came in large numbers at Rajaji Hall to pay their last respects to the DMK chief.
On Tuesday evening, M. Karunanidhi died in Kauvery hospital in Chennai. The DMK chief entered politics at an early age of 14 years. He had also worked as a screenwriter in Tamil movies. National leader including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman went to Chennai to pay last respects to the deceased leader.