Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: A 47-year-old man, said to be mentally deranged, allegedly jumped from the sunshade of his house in Besant Nagar and died on Wednesday.

Police said N. Prasad of Seventh Avenue, Besant Nagar, jumped from his house on seeing male nursing assistants who came to pick him up for treatment. When the information reached the police, they, with the help of Fire and Rescue Services personnel, spread a net on the road to save the person.

However, Prasad jumped out in a different direction and sustained severe head injuries. He died on way to hospital, the police added.