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Suspected thief attempts suicide in Meerpet PS

A 20-year-old youth and suspect in a theft case attempted suicide in the Meerpet Police Station on Friday.

According to police, Shiva @ Ahikl, a resident of Lenin Nagar, was picked up for interrogation about two days ago in connection with a theft case of Saroornagar police limits reported during May this year. On Friday afternoon, while he was asked to give his fingerprints, he told the police officials that he would first go to the bathroom. Although he was being watched by a constable, he picked up the bathroom acid and consumed it. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where he is said to be out of danger.

Meerpet Inspector Bhiksham Reddy claimed that Shiva was involved in the theft and at his instance, three laptops, four cell phones and one gold chain, related to Saroornagar theft case, have been recovered from two receivers. Earlier in 2013, Shiva was arrested and sent to judicial remand in another theft case. (INN)