COIMBATORE: An elderly woman doused herself with kerosene in front of the District Collectorate on Friday and threatened to commit suicide.
According to police, K Kanammal alias Ramlath, 50, from Madukkarai, Chettipalayam Pirivu, had come to the Collectorate on Friday morning. She doused herself with kerosene and threatened to set her self on fire. However, a few waiting students, as well as police managed to thwart her attempts.
Police arrested the woman and took her to the Race Course police station for questioning. Kanammal told police that she was the second wife of one Kunju Mohammed, who had passed away.
Mohammed’s first wife is alleged to have inherited his property, without giving Kanammal a share.
She said, she had already submitted petitions to the police and to the Collector and sought their help in getting her a fair share of her husband’s inheritance. As no results on her petitions seemed forthcoming, she had threatened to commit suicide at the Collectorate.
As the police had arrested Kanammal, she was later let off in the evening.