Staff Reporter

ERODE: A couple in the Sri Lankan refugee camp at Bhavanisagar committed suicide on Saturday night.

According to the police, Ravivarma (23), a Sri Lankan refugee, married Suriyakala (21), another refugee, three months ago. On Saturday Ravivarma received Tamil Nadu Government's grant of Rs. 142 and gave it to his wife.

She spent the entire money for domestic purpose. Ravivarma questioned her about it and left the camp.

When he returned to the camp at night, he found his wife dead after consuming some poison. He also drank the same poison. Ravivarma also died on way to hospital.

Consume poison

Meanwhile, three more people committed suicide in the district on Saturday. Arumugam (23) of Errankattur demanded money from his mother. When she refused it he consumed poison and died. In Anthiyur, one Madeswaran demanded money from his wife for liquor. On her refusal he committed suicide by consuming poison.

Body recovered

The police recovered the body of a 40-year-old man from Sathyamangalam bus stand, suspected to have committed suicide by consuming poison.