Refusal by his girlfriend to accompany him to the just-released celluloid romantic drama, O Kadhal Kanmani, drove a 29-year-old sales executive in Coimbatore to suicide on a day when a woman killed herself because her husband would not take her to a movie.
J Jaisankar from B R Puram near Hopes College first got himself drunk and called his girlfriend, working in an apparel store, and threatened to commit suicide if she does not reconsider her decision and go with him to watch the Mani Rathnam film. When the girl dug her heels in, he hanged himself on Sunday, according to the Peelamedu police. After he committed suicide, the girl went to his place and refused to leave, said police sources.
In the other incident, P Sathyapriya (31) from Nava India area asked her husband, Palanisamy, to take her out for shopping to Big Bazaar Street and wrap up the day with a movie.
When Palanisamy, a sales manager with a private company, rejected the idea saying that he was not feeling well, his wife of eight years consumed poison.