Murder accused attempts suicide in police custody

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Ganjam: A murder accused attempted to commit suicide in police custody in Patpur Police Station premises in Aska of Ganjam district on Tuesday.

The accused person has been identified as Shiva Patra.

According to sources, Patra was arrested by Patpur Police for his alleged involvement in a murder case. He had gone to attend nature’s call this morning and locked himself in the bathroom for a long time.

Although the police personnel repeatedly knocked on the door, they did not get any response. The cops then broke open the door and found the accused hanging to the wooden ceiling with a rope.

He was rescued in critical condition and admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur, sources added.

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