Staff Reporter

ERODE: A woman who went to the Collectorate on Monday morning to present petition at the weekly grievance day meeting, created a furore by dousing herself with kerosene.

Policemen on duty at the Collectorate prevented her from doing so and took her to the Surampatty police station, where a case has been registered.

According to the police, the woman H. Indumathi (29), of Gnanipalayam, near Vellode, had a dispute with her neighbours.

When the latter threatened her family with dire consequences, the woman had approached the Vellode police with a complaint.

When the police failed to take action on her complaint, the woman who came to the Collectorate to participate at the weekly grievance day meeting doused herself with kerosene, the police added.