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Man suspected of drug peddling attempts suicide in Udhampur

Shubam Gupta (25), a resident of Ram Nagar Chowk, was arrested last evening and was lodged at police station Udhampur for questioning, a police official said.


PTI 05 Aug 2018, 05:44 AM India

A suspected drug peddler today attempted suicide by allegedly jumping from the first floor of a police station in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, hours after he was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, officials said.

Shubam Gupta (25), a resident of Ram Nagar Chowk, was arrested last evening and was lodged at police station Udhampur for questioning, a police official said.

He said the accused was taken out from the lockup for responding to the call of nature and when he was being taken back to the lockup around 0530 hours, he jumped from the first floor in an attempt to commit suicide.

Gupta suffered head injuries in the incident and was immediately shifted to district hospital Udhampur, the official said adding after initial treatment, he was referred to Government Medical College Hospital Jammu for specialized treatment.

The official said a fresh case under 309 Ranbir Penal Code (attempt to suicide) was registered against the accused.

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