Pollachi Mahalingapuram police on Thursday registered a case of intimidation and preventing government servants from discharging their duty against Vijaya (45) after she reportedly attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison during an inquiry.

According to police, Vijaya was called to the office of the Deputy Superintendent of Police office for an inquiry. Even as a police officer was questioning her, Vijaya took out a bottle from her hand bag and said that she will end her life by consuming the poison. Police foiled the attempt.

Taken into custody

Police have taken into custody Shankar Raja (30) of Olympus at Ramanathapuram on charges cheating several people to a tune of Rs 1 crore.

It was learnt that the accused, who was running a cyber café in the area, had collected money from people promising them jobs at various government agencies.