Elderly woman attempts self-immolation near NH in Ernakulam
Perumbavoor: A woman tried to kill herself by self-immolation near the national highway here. Kolenchery native Valli (60) tried to immolate self in public.
The incident took place at the Patham Mile junction at around 8.30 am. The woman who left the house reached the junction near the highway and doused herself with kerosene. When fire spread, the woman ran to the national highway.
Her younger son was in a shop when the incident happened and he recognised her by seeing her dress.
After the death of her elder son, Valli was suffering from mental disturbances, said her relatives. Reportedly, 90 percent of her body has been burned and she has been admitted to Government Medical college in Kolenchery.
(Suicide is not a solution to any problem. Seek the help of a mental health expert if you are in distress. Toll-free helpline number-1056)