`Mentally ill` woman kills self in Tamil Nadu

A woman, stated to be mentally ill, was charred to death after she allegedly set herself ablaze and three of her family members suffered serious burn injuries in an attempt to save her near here on Monday, police said.

PTI| Last Updated: May 19, 2014, 16:33 PM IST

Tirunelveli: A woman, stated to be mentally ill, was charred to death after she allegedly set herself ablaze and three of her family members suffered serious burn injuries in an attempt to save her near here on Monday, police said.

Selvarani, in her 40s, had opened the LPG gas cylinder and set herself ablaze in her house at Maharajah Nagar.
Police said the woman`s husband, daughter and mother tried to save her and suffered burn injuries.

All the four were admitted to the Government Hospital at Palayamkottai where Selvarani died without responding to treatment, police added.