In a shocking incident, a 48-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticides after his woman landlord passed some derogatory remarks on him over rent.
Loganathan was staying in the rented house owned by the woman in R S Puram here. He could pay only Rs 3,000 instead of the actual rent of Rs 5,000 this month, following which Padmavathy reportedly abused him, police said.
Besides, she also allegedly disconnected the power and water connection to the house, they said.
Upset over it, Loganathan had consumed pesticide on July 20 and was undergoing treatment in Government Hospital. However he died late last night, they said.
His wife and two daughters, along with a few relatives staged a protest in the Government hospital and refused to accept the body and insisted to for the arrest of Padmavathi, police said.
(With PTI inputs)