In a bizarre incident, a city auto driver attempted suicide by consuming poison in front of the City Police Commissioner’s office yesterday, urging the cops to search for his wife who had reportedly eloped with her paramour.

The auto driver who attempted to take the extreme step has been identified as 27-year-old Chandru, a resident of Srinagar in Udayagiri. Police have admitted him to K.R.Hospital.

It is reported that Chandru had married Meena nine years ago and the couple has two daughters. About three months ago, a Tamil Nadu based financier Gopinath who had come in contact with Chandru had reportedly developed illicit relations with Meena, which had resulted in frequent quarrels between the couple.

About 20 days ago, Meena had reportedly eloped with Gopinath, deserting Chandru and their two daughters.

Chandru had lodged a complaint with Udayagiri Police in this regard.

Reportedly upset over the delay on the part of Police in tracing Meena, Chandru is said to have consumed poison and collapsed in front of the office of the City Police Commissioner which was, however, averted as an alert cop shifted Chandru to K.R.Hospital for treatment.

Nazarbad Police have registered a case in this regard.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore