A 53-year-old man, serving life imprisonment, lodged at the Thane district central jail here attempted suicide by hanging himself in the jail premises, police said.
Ramu Soma Pawar of Tusa was last week convicted by a local court and sentenced to life imprisonment for murder.
Police Sub Inspector of Thane Nagar Police Station S A Kakan said the incident took place yesterday when Pawar tried to hang himself using a rope made out of the bedsheet by the tree.
The other inmates rescued him and brought him back to the cell, Kakan said.
Following a complaint by the Jailor Vishal Bandal, a case under section 309 of the IPC (attempt to commit suicide) was registered and investigations are underway, police said.