TASMAC employee attempts self-immolation in city

A Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation employee working in an Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) outlet at Peelamedu attempted suicide by pouring kerosene over himself in front of the liquor shop near Singanallur bus stand on Wednesday. He was a functionary of the Anna Tozhirsangha Peravai.

It may be recalled that the TASMAC employees had called for a one-day strike on Wednesday pressing for a charter of 30 demands including job permanency as Government employees, one day weekly off and reduction of working hours to eight hours a day.

TASMAC shops remained open with police protection.

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