On Wednesday Tamil actress Maya attempted suicide in front of police commissioner's office here to protest the imprisonment of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha.
A police official from Vepery police station said, "Maya had come along with her daughter and a can of kerosene. Both tried to self-immolate themselves, but they were luckily stopped by officials on duty."
The AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister was convicted and sentenced to four years and fined Rs.100 crore for corruption by a special court 27th September.
Now, Maya and her daughter were subsequently taken into custody and questioned.
Officials said, "She decided to end her as well as her daughter's life because she was upset with the verdict against Jayalalitha. They wanted to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Amma (Jayalalitha)."
Maya, a not-so-popular actress, has starred in films such as "Garjanai" and "Amarakaaviyam".