A farmer made a futile suicide attempt on the court premises here on Friday.

According to the police, Revanasiddappa (60) of Oddenahalli in Davangere taluk consumed poison on the court premises around 7.30 a.m. The police rushed to the spot and shifted him to the general hospital. Since he was unconscious, they could not ascertain the reason for the suicide attempt.

According to some of his relatives, a portion of the farmer's land had been encroached upon by a village accountant and he had not returned it even after repeated appeals.

A case has been registered.

The police said that the farmer was uttering ‘get me justice' before he fell unconscious after consuming poison.