It was reported Sunday morning, 6 March, 2011, that Radha Ma, held by many as a beloved sage of Tiruvannamalai, was rushed to a hospital in Chennai for treatment of extensive burns over her body. This was reported in local Tamil newspapers in Tiruvannamalai. No reasons were given for the attempt in the newspaper, other than ‘problems.’
It is reported that she is recovering.
Further reports will be made as more information is available.
Update, revision 2
I had posted a story told to be a local man. I am told this is not correct, and have deleted it. I am waiting to be told the correct story as to why the self-immolation was done. When I am told, I will share it with you.