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Man consumes poisonous stuff after court convicts him

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

A man allegedly made a suicide bid by consuming a poisonous stuff after he was convicted by a here in connection with the killing of a LKG student in 2013, police said today.

It was suspected that the prime accused Ranjith had consumed "othalanga," a poisonous fruit, on Wednesday after the Special found him guilty in the case.

However, the about the suicide attempt surfaced this morning.

The Special considering atrocities against women and children had posted the matter today to pronounce the quantum of verdict. However it was deferred for January 15.

The convict was rushed to the General Hospital, Ernakulam, on Wednesday evening when he was seen in an uneasiness situation. Later he was shifted to the Medical College, Kottayam, police said.

Ranjith and another man, who were allegedly in illicit relations with the girl's mother, and the woman were also convicted in connection with the in Chottanikkara in 2013.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 17:15 IST