A Group D employee of PES Institute of Technology attempted suicide in her office on Saturday morning after the management allegedly denied her a salary hike.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) H.S. Revanna confirmed Roopa (40), who took sleeping pills and fell unconscious, was taken to Victoria Hospital by her colleagues.

She is in the intensive care unit of Victoria Hospital where doctors thwarted police attempts to record her statement as she remained unconscious. Roopa’s mother told the police her daughter was frustrated as she did not get a decent annual increment though she and her colleagues were promised it after the institution got university status.

Roopa approached the management on Saturday morning but was reportedly rebuffed.