Mangaluru,July 12, 2015 : A 68 year old man has attempted suicide through self-immolation on the roadside at Jeppu Bappal here on July 11, Saturday night.
The person identified as Shiva Subrahmaniam hails from Chennai but resided in Jeppu Bappal along with his son. He has sustained over 90 per cent burn injuries. Though the exact reason behind his extreme step is not known, his son Sivaraman has said that his father was mentally disturbed ever since the death of his mother five years ago.
Sivaraman who works in a local press stayed at Jeppu Bappal along with his father, whole his wife and mother-in-law stayed at the NITK quarters at Suratkal.
Pandeshwar police are investigating the case.