Woman prisoner attempts suicide

A 37-year-old woman undertrial prisoner at Puzhal prison, who was arrested for poisoning her sister and brother-in-law in Mylapore, attempted suicide by consuming a plant on the prison premises on Sunday evening. According to the police, Mythili, 37, was arrested by the police after she was suspected to have murdered her sister, Meenakshi, and her brother-in-law, Dharmalingam.

She had been detained in the Puzhal prison since June. On Saturday evening, she vomited and on inquiry informed the prison staff that she had consumed a plant. She was rushed to a hospital. A case has been registered and further investigation is on. Police suspect the incident to have taken place as the woman had got no visitors.

Assistance for overcoming suicidal thoughts is available on the State’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.

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