MP N Rajendran Commits Suicide Inside His Car:Former Rajya Sabha MP N. Rajendran (63), who was the former treasurer of Tuticorin north district Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, was found dead in his car with bullet injuries on the head near the Kovilpatti new bus-stand on Wednesday.Police suspect that Rajendran might have shot himself.The people immediately informed Kovilpatti West Police who rushed to the spot and broke open the car window and sent the body to the Kovilpatti GH. According to the sources, he is survived by his wife, 2 daughters and a son. He had taken a sabbatical from active politics and was running a few family business.
Former Rajya Sabha MP N Rajendran Commits Suicide Inside His Car
Kovilpatti South police have registered a case and are investigating. Though the exact reason behind his extreme step is yet to be ascertained, initial reports said, family squabble is suspected to be the reason.He was survived by his wife Rajalakshmi, two daughters and a son.It may be recalled that Mr.Rajendran was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1995-2001. He resigned from the primary membership of the AIADMK in 2000 and joined DMK, alleging that the true followers of AIADMK Founder-leader and former Chief Minister M.G.Ramachandran, had been sidelined in the party.
Due to this there was a lot of tension in his house for the past one week and apparently there was no Deepavali celebrations despite all members of the family being present under the same roof. Sources said that he last spoke to his assistant Ganesan at 5.20 pm and in a casual tone told him he would go alone in his car and a few minutes later was found dead.
The police have ruled out foul play and claim it to be a clear case of suicide. Speaking to Express, SP Ashwin Kotnis said that by investigating the bullet injury it can be concluded that it was a well-planned suicide. He pulled the trigger on his right temple and the bullet came out from the left, said the Superintendent of Police.
When passers-by noticed Rajendran on the driver’s seat with bleeding injury on the head, they informed the police, who rushed him to the government hospital. Though the police reportedly recovered a firearm from the car, it was not clear immediately whether Rajendran had used a pistol or a revolver to commit suicide. The police also did not show the firearm to the media.
Police said Rajendran, who was struggling to solve a family problem, also had health-related issues, which collectively might have compelled him to take the extreme step.
On being nominated to the Rajya Sabha as an MP of the AIADMK, he defected to the DMK in 2000