A 55-year-old villager K.Maruthan of Aranthangi, who came to submit a petition to the District Collector at the weekly grievances day meeting, died at the venue on Monday. Mr.Marurthan had complained of acute cardiac pain and was rushed to a hospital. But he died on the way. His wife had died of snakebite in 2006 and he had come to submit a petition seeking family relief.

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