TIRUCHY: The general manager of a private company based in Chennai attempted to commit suicide, in Tiruchy on Thursday, by slashing his wrist and throat. K Sooriya Narayanan (45), general manager (auditing) of a private firm in Madipakkam, arrived in Tiruchy early on Thursday and took a room in a hotel. Around 12.30 pm, his brother-in-law Sambasivam called the reception at the hotel to enquire about Sooriya’s room number.
The receptionist contacted the room phone, but no one answered. Sambasivam told the receptionist that he could not reach Sooriya through his mobile.
The staff of the hotel went to the room. Though they knocked the door for some time, there was no response. They opened the door with a spare key. They were shocked to find Sooriya lying on the bed in a pool of blood, with cuts on his hands and neck. The Cantonment police, who were alerted immediately, rushed to the hotel and sent Sooriya to the GH for treatment. He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.
The police seized two blades, cash worth Rs
1.53 lakh and letters to his only son, mother and wife. One of the letters stated that the money should be handed over to his wife Sangeetha. The police have taken the money under their custody and are awaiting her arrival. Probe revealed that Sooriya and Sangeetha had frequent quarrels.