Coimbatore, Jun 16: A 38-year-old supervisor in a state-owned TASMAC liquor outlet today attempted suicide as he was unable to bear alleged pressure from senior officials to pay Rs 1.26 lakh ‘swindled’ by one of the three staff at the shop in neighbouring Tirupur District. Also Read - Hyderabad Swimmer Who Saved People From Suicides Starts 'Sonu Sood Ambulance Service'

Antony consumed poisonous cowdung powder and was found unconscious near a temple in Udumalpet by some passersby, who admitted him to a government hospital, police said. Also Read - 5 Cows Die After Drinking Illicit Liquor Mistaking it for Water, 15 Others Receive Treatment at Veterinary Camp

He later told police that he was depressed due to the pressure exerted by senior officials who held him responsible for the recent loss of Rs 1.26 lakh, allegedly swindled by one of the three staff who work under him in the shop. Also Read - Thanks to Karnataka Police, Woman Reunited With Her 9-Month-Old Son After He Was Left Abandoned

Police said they also recovered a suicide note from Antony which stated that he has decided to end his life due to pressure over losing money from the shop and senior officials asking him to repay the amount. Senior TASMAC officials had been informed about the incident, police said.