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.
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.