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POCSO accused tries to kill himself on Guj court premises

Press Trust of India  |  Jamnagar 

A man being tried under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act today tried to kill himself on the premises of the sessions court here in alleging that his petition seeking transfer of the case to another was not being taken up, police said.

The accused tried to set himself on fire with kerosene he was carrying with him on the premises of the court, a said.

However, he was overpowered by police personnel before he could set himself on fire, he said.

"Gawai had threatened on Saturday that he would kill himself outside the court today," he said.

His case is being heard by POCSO P C Raval.

He had threatened to take the extreme step in a letter marked to chief justices of the high court and the supreme court as well as

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 21:40 IST