Mannargudi, Oct. 9:
Preethi (21), employed as Postwoman in Keezhedaiyur, is alleged to have committed suicide by setting herself on fire. According to police, Preethi had been studying engineering course in an engineering college in Coimbatore.
Recently, she was selected for the post of postwoman after she appeared in a competitive examination and was posted at Keezhedaiyur. She had been staying at her grandfather Thangaiyan’s house at Thamaraikulam here.
Suddenly set fire herself on fire and hearing her cries the neighbours rushed to her rescue. She was admitted to government hospital here and then shifted to government hospital, Thanjavur for further treatment. But the woman succumbed to her burns yesterday without responding to treatment.
Preethi is the daughter of Sumathi, a native of Needamangalam in Tiruvarur district. She is employed as junior assistant in the Mannargudi municipal office. Preliminary enquiries by the police revealed that Preethi’s parents were making arrangements for her marriage but the girl was not interested in getting married.