CHENNAI,SALEM:A Techie working in a Sholinganallur software firm, Vijayalakshmi (25), allegedly committed suicide in Tambaram on Saturday night.
Vijayalakshmi had told her mother that she was going to the terrace for some fresh air. “She took her mother’s saree, tied it to a post on the terrace and jumped from the terrace,” said the police.
At around 2.30 am, her elder brother found her hanging dead.
Police suspect the girl was depressed. She lost her father in 2011 and lived with her mother, elder brother and sister-in-law. Police confirmed no suicide note was found. A case was registered with Selaiyur police station and a probe begun.
Watchman set ablaze
A watchman was allegedly set ablaze in Salem on Sunday. K Ramasamy (50) of Judge Road, Kannankurichi was a night watchman at a house being built by a police inspector Manokaran. On Saturday night, till 3 am, he spoke to another watchman nearby and then went to sleep. At around 4 am, some persons poured kerosene on him and set him ablaze. Nearby residents ran in, smothered the fire and admitted him in a hospital with 40 per cent burns.