Erode: A couple on Monday tried to set themselves ablaze in the Collectorate premises here, sending authorities into a tizzy.
However, police foiled their bid.
Police said Palanisamy (62) and his 55-year-old wife of Arachalure village had applied for a name transfer in the patta about a year ago, and despite repeated pleas to the Revenue department nothing was done.
Police said the couple came to the collectorate with a can containing kerosene and started dousing themselves with the fuel.Police personnel inside the Collectorate compound prevented them from setting themselves ablaze.
They have been taken to the station here for questioning, sources added.