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Thursday, 01 October 2020 6.41 AM IST

POCSO accused found hanging in hospital during quarantine

suicide

RAJAPURAM: A man, who was recently booked under the POCSO Act, was found hanging in the bathroom of Poodamkallu taluk hospital in Kasargod. The deceased has been identified as Shaiju Damodaran (38). He was kept under observation for suspected COVID-19 infection.

Shaiju was found hanging by around 3 pm on Sunday. He was booked for sexually abusing a 16-year-old boy at his home. Subsequently, he attempted suicide by slitting his wrist when the police came to arrest him. Following this, he was rushed to the district hospital. Shaiju was later shifted to the Poodamkallu taluk hospital and was quarantined. Meanwhile, his COVID test returned negative.

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