Following escalating tensions over the Cauvery waters, a 38-year-old autorickshaw driver M. Prabhu committed suicide after consuming rat poison at Annadhanapatti near Salem in Tamil Nadu, local police said.
The autorickshaw driver who took the poison on March 31 is a DMK sympathiser, a police in Salem.
DMK members visited autorickshaw driver’s residence after the autopsy.
DMK legislator R. Rajendran said the autorickshaw driver has written a suicide note thanking DMK leader M.K. Stalin for convening an all-party meeting over Cauvery.
The driver is survived by his wife, daughter and son.