A civic body chief in Kerala's Malappuram district allegedly attempted suicide on Thursday, a day after assuming office.
T Vijith (37), who took oath as the president of Thenhipalam panchayat on Wednesday, has been admitted to the Kozhikode Medical College.
People who are close to him said that he looked very happy when they met him on Thursday.
Vijith won the recent local body elections as a candidate of the Indian Union Muslim League.
The panchayat president's post was reserved for scheduled castes.