A Sri Lankan refugee on Saturday tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat at a bus stand but was overpowered by some people and rushed to a hospital, police said.
31-year-old Sasikumar from the refugee camp at Tiruvanamalai, about 165 km from here, reportedly had a misunderstanding with his family following which he decided to take the extreme step, police said.
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He came to the central bus stand this morning and tried to slash his throat with a knife, but was overpowered by the public and taken to the government hospital, where the doctors said he was out of danger, they said.
Sasikumar, a married man with two sons, told police he had a misunderstanding with his family and decided to end his life. He did not elaborate further, they said.
Police have contacted their counterparts at Tiruvanamalai to inform them about the incident.