Alappuzha(Ker)/Madurai (TN): In a tragic end
to their resolve to exercise their democratic right, three
aged women died, two before casting their vote and another
after, on polling day in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
92-year-old Gomathi collapsed and died when she was on her
way to a polling booth at Government Girls` High School in
Kayamkulam town in Alappuzha district of Kerala.
In another incident, a 68-year-old Lakshmikutty, died
after she cast her vote at a booth in Kerala`s rice bowl
At a village in Madurai in Tamil Nadu, a 75-year-old woman
collapsed and died in front of a polling booth.
P Yasodha, a native of Chinnaulagani village, was
suffering from old age-related illness for the past few days.
However, she was keen to vote in the Assembly elections.
She headed to the booth at Periyaualagani under the
Tirumangalam constituency around 10 am with the help of two of
her relatives, but fainted in front of the booth.
Yasodha was taken to a hospital where doctors declared her
brought dead and said that she died due to exertion.
In Kollam district of Kerala, a police constable on duty
in a booth at Kadakkal collapsed and died while voting was on.