Suicide attempt by 45-yr-old man inside TN Assembly

A 45-year-old man, who allegedly tried to immolate himself inside the Tamil Nadu Assembly premises, was saved by a staffer on Wednesday.

The man has been identified as Murugan, who entered the Assembly premises masquerading as a journalist, poured petrol on his body and was about to light a matchstick when an alert Marshal foiled his alleged suicide attempt. The police immediately took him into custody.

He was taken to a nearby hospital and is under medical observation.

Police sources told IANS that the reason behind the suicide attempt was yet to be ascertained.