A 28-year-old woman and her two children attempted self-immolation in front of the Collectorate here on Monday over a family dispute.

The police said Gopi and Valliammal of Ramanathpuram village got married 11 years ago and they have two children aged 11 and 7 years respectively. Gopi, who was working abroad, had returned to his native recently.

Gopi visited his sister Sivagami alias Kala’s house in Villupuram and did not return to Ramanathapuram. Valliammal lodged a complaint with the Villupuram

All Women Police Station alleging that her sister-in-law was trying to get Gopi married to another woman.

People with suicidal tendencies can call the State Health Department’s round-the-clock helpline 104 or the Chennai-based Sneha suicide prevention centre on 044-24640050.

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