CHENNAI: A lawyer arrested for murder attempted suicide on Sunday by beating himself with an iron bar in Puzhal prison.
Police said 35-year-old Vigneshwaran feared he might be convicted in the case and attempted suicide. The lawyer, who lives in Kadapakkam near Cheyyur, was arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Sunambedu near Kancheepuram in October.
Prison officials said Vigneshwaran took the iron bar from the kitchen and hid it in his prison block. Some inmates noticed him in a pool of blood and alerted the prison officials.
Vigneshwaran was taken to the Convict Section of Stanley State Hospital for treatment. Following a complaint from prison officials, the Puzhal police recorded one case.