Kidnapping accused attempts suicide in court room

An accused of kidnapping attempted to end his life by slitting open his throat on Wednesday in court room after his judicial custody was extended, police said.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 23:40 PM IST

Panaji: An accused of kidnapping attempted
to end his life by slitting open his throat on Wednesday in court
room after his judicial custody was extended, police said.

24-year-old Salim Sheikh attempted suicide by slitting
his throat with a sharp object in Goa Children`s Court when it
extended his judicial remand, they said.
The accused was rushed to Goa Medical College at
Aambolim.

Mumbai-based Saleem is accused of kidnapping his
four-year-old nephew from Mapusa town, 10 km away from here.

He had asked for a ransom of Rs 50,000 from victim`s
grandfather, who is a rag picker in the city.

Saleem was arrested in Mumbai on September 15 and was
initially remanded in police custody.

The court today remanded him in 14 days judicial custody.
Public Prosecutor Poonam Bharne said that the accused was
uneasy after the order and tried to cut his throat from a
sharp object which appeared in his hand from nowhere.

The Judge was busy writing the final order when incident
happened inside the court room. The court ordered Mapusa
police, investigating the kidnapping case, to file a case of
attempt to suicide against the accused, the prosecutor said.

PTI