Former Indian cricketer Maninder Singh was admitted to a Delhi hospital with serious injuries on his wrists before daybreak on Saturday, a fortnight after his arrest on drug possession charges. He is currently out on bail.
Singh is out of danger, doctors at the Shanti Mukand Hospital said after a seven-hour surgery. "He had deep cut injuries on both the anterior wrists. He had lost a lot of blood and his condition was really serious," said the hospital’s medical superintendent Dr DS Mathur.
"The injuries were due to a sharp object but it would be very difficult to say if it was an accident or a suicide attempt," he said.
Singh’s wife Melly said it was an accident. She said he had returned home late, and knocked on the door. "We were all asleep and did not hear him. So, he tried to wake us up by knocking on the bay glass window. He slipped and cut his wrists on the broken window," she said.
Former cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi said Singh had been to his place Friday evening. "I told him be get his act together and face the challenges in life," he said.
The police said they will record Singh’s statement. "We can take action only after the nature of the injury is determined," said DCP (East) Ajay Chaudhary.
On May 22, Singh was held with 1.5 gm of cocaine. A day later, the police said Singh had told them that he took to drugs as he was going through a rough patch in life.