Youth attempts suicide in Beas police custody

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 20

A youth, arrested by the Beas police for allegedly possessing country-made weapon, attempted suicide by slitting his throat here on Thursday evening.

Nishan Singh of Idgah was arrested on November 14 from near Sathiala village. According to the police, he tried to slit his throat with a piece of broken window glass inside the Beas police station. He was rushed to hospital where he is receiving treatment.

The police have registered a case of attempting suicide (309 IPC) against him.

ASI Charan Singh stated he was brought on police remand for further investigation in the case. He said the police had recovered a country-made .315 bore pistol from his possession and was travelling on a goods carrier having no number plate. When signalled to stop, he tried to flee. However, he was arrested by the police team at the checkpoint near Sathiala village bus stop. Along with the weapon, the police also confiscated two live bullets from him. A case under sections of the Arms Act was registered against him.

He also told the court had granted a three-day police remand for interrogation. During investigation, the officials recovered a revolver from his accomplice Harchand Singh of Kahlon village, while the police extended his (Nishan’s) remand by two days. Harchand got bail after three days. “Nishan is still in custody and out of danger after initial treatment,” the ASI revealed.

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