Prisoner attempts to suicide in Puzhal Central Jail

Vimal, also known as Phycho Vimal was sentenced for attempt to murder.

Prisoner attempts to suicide in Puzhal Central Jail

Vimal (28), a prisoner in Puzhal Central Jail, Chennai has tried to commit suicide for a third time by swallowing a blade. He was sentenced for attempt to murder. He swallowed blade which was kept hidden and created panic for the prison officers. He has been admitted to Rayalpettai Government Hospital for intensive treatment. It is not his first attempt to suicide. He has tried it two times before and failed in both attempts.


Vimal, a native of Chellammaal Street, Rayalpettai, is also known as ‘Pshycho Vimal’. Many cases have been charged against him for murder and robbery. He was arrested in November by an IAS officer and was sent to Puzhal Central Jail under Goonda Act of Tamil Nadu. Yesterday evening, he cut the blade into small pieces and swallowed.

However, the prison authorities have started inquiry about the availability of blade inside the jail premises.