: An ex-serviceman attempted to commit suicide at his residence at EB Colony near here on Friday night, owing to a family dispute. He fired a round with his revolver but the bullet pierced his chest and passed through the other side. Mahendran (26) of Bommayagoundenpatti near Alli Nagaram in Theni district was shifted to Government Rajaji Hospital in Madurai after first-aid at Government Hospital here. He was working as a security guard in Dindigul.

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