Murder accused attempts suicide inside court

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Nagpur, June 7 (PTI) A murder accused allegedly tried to commit suicide by drinking insecticide at the district court here on Friday, police said.

Shaikh Ahmed Shabbir (30), the accused, was battling for life at the hospital following the incident, said an official.

Arrested by Yashodhara Nagar police in a murder case, he was brought to the court for the trial on Friday.

While being taken back to the Central jail, Shaikh suddenly began frothing at the mouth and collapsed, and was rushed to Mayo Hospital.

He was found to have drunk from a bottle of 'Jallad,' a highly concentrated insecticide, the official said.

It was suspected that one of his relatives, present in the court, passed the bottle to him.

Sadar police is conducting further probe. PTI COR KRK