A 29-year-old woman police constable allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at her house today, after the man she was in love with refused to marry her, the police said.
The victim - attached to the All Women's Police Station in Ambasamudram - took the extreme step at her house in Veeravanallur police station limits, as she was upset over the refusal of the accused, Arumainayagam, a Sub-Inspector trainee, to marry her, they said.
Two months ago, the victim had lodged a complaint with the police that Arumainayagam, who is married, had raped her, but no action was taken so far.
When the accused told the victim about his being married recently, she tried to force him to marry her as well, according to the police.
A case has been registered and an investigation is on.