C'garh: Murder accused kills self at police station in Raipur

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Raipur, Oct 28 (PTI) A 20-year-old murder accused allegedly committed suicide at a police station in Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur on Wednesday, police said.

Ashwani Manikpuri allegedly hanged himself inside the washroom of Pandri police station and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead, Raipur's additional superintendent of police (city) Lakhan Patle told PTI.

Four police personnel, including a sub-inspector, who were on duty at the police station at the time of incident, have been shifted to Police Lines, he said.

The Pandri police arrested Manikpuri, a resident of Chandrashekhar Nagar here, along with four others for allegedly killing a man identified as Amit Gain, the official said.

The five accused had allegedly thrashed and stabbed Gain on October 25 and he succumbed to the injuries while undergoing treatment in a city-based hospital, he said.

'Manikpuri was arrested and brought to the police station at around 3 pm on Wednesday. An hour later, he went to the washroom but did not come out. The police personnel broke the door open and found him hanging from the toilet's ventilator with a belt,' Patle said.

He was immediately taken to a government hospital where he was declared dead, he said.

Sub-inspector Khelan Singh Sahu, head constable Devdhar Janghel, constables Nandkishore Gupta and Manjeet Kerketta have been shifted to Police Lines till further orders in this connection, the official added. PTI TKP ARU ARU