MADURAI: A 54-year-old doctor in Melur, reportedly suffering from mental illness, tried to kill his wife with a poison shot following which she escaped from him and ran to the police station for help.
Police said R Chandramohan (54), a general physician in Melur, during his college days picked up the habit of consuming drugs.
In 1986, he got married to one Sumathi but continued using drugs. A couple of years ago, Chandramohan’s condition turned bad and it also led to serious mental ailments. Subsequently, he shut his clinic.
Despite treatment, he showed no sign of recovery. For the last three years, he has been home-bound and undergoing treatment for his illness. As usual, on Friday, his wife, tried to prevent him from taking drugs. Infuriated by this, Chandramohan took a syringe, filled it with pesticides and tried to inject it into her. Turning panicky, she fled the house and ran to the Melur police station. The cops picked him up and sent him to the psychiatric ward at GRH. His wife showed the doctors his medical records and they, after giving him treatment for immediate relief, sent him home.