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A Sri Lankan Tamil housed in the special camp in the Tiruchi prison camp here reportedly attempted to end his life by consuming sleeping tablets on Monday. His wife, who had come to meet him at the camp, also consumed sleeping pills.

Maheswaran (35), said to be a supporter of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, was booked in a Explosives Act case by the Q Branch CID, of Chennai City in 2012. The case is pending trial.

Police sources said Maheswaran’s wife Prashanthi came to meet him at the camp as a visitor on Monday.

The sources said the couple reportedly consumed sleeping pills and both of them fell unconscious.

They were immediately shifted to the Mahatma Gandhi Government Hospital for treatment. (The Hindu)