As many as five cases of suicides were reported in the district on Monday evening. C. Ganesan (45) and C. Arivolagan (19) ended their lives at Anupparpalayam and Kallankadu in the city, respectively, by hanging, after both were bothered by continuous mental tension encountered in their lives owing to various reasons.

In the other three cases, S. Gurushankar (25), V. Selvaraj (34) and S. Chandrasekar (55) killed themselves by consuming poison at Kundadam, Alangiyam and Dhali, respectively. Police sources said Gurushankar mixed toxic powder in the liquor whereas the other two persons directly swallowed poisonous liquid to end the lives.