After being suspended for serious allegations of moral turpitude, a district judge of Thanjavur, has attempted suicide along with his wife in Tamil Nadu.
The Times of India reported that T S Nandakumar is among two district judges that were suspended by the Madras high court about a fortnight ago `in public interest'. While Nandakumar was punished and posted in Thanjavur district, the other judicial officer was serving in Ramanathapuram district when the orders were served. Allegations and a complaint of moral turpitude are said to be reasons for Nandakumar's suspension while the reasons for action against the Ramanathapuram judge are not yet known.
Police said Nandakumar and his wife N Revathi consumed poison on Saturday at a hotel in Trichy. Found unconscious, they were rushed from the hotel to ABC Hospital at Uraiyoor in Trichy. The condition of the judge was reported to be stable, while his wife Revathi, 42 , was critical. She continues to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.
Quoting sources, the TOI report also adds that Nandakumar was reputed as a tough and straightforward legal officer and was suspended on the basis of a complaint from a woman judicial officer after a preliminary inquiry.