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Maninder denies suicide bid

Maninder corroborates his wife’s version, saying he hurt his wrists while trying to get inside the house, reports Ravi Bajpai.

delhi Updated: Jun 12, 2007 03:04 IST
Ravi Bajpai

Former India cricketer Maninder Singh denied that he had attempted suicide on Saturday, saying he sustained serious wrist injuries due to an accident at his Preet Vihar residence, the police said.

Maninder was admitted in East Delhi’s Shanti Mukand hospital in the wee hours of Saturday with his wrists slashed. He had lost a lot of blood and underwent a seven-hour surgery.

The police recorded Maninder’s statement on Monday after doctors declared him fit to interact. Maninder corroborated his wife’s version, saying he hurt his wrists while trying to get inside the house.

“Maninder said he came home on Saturday just after midnight and found members of his family asleep. When nobody responded to his calls, he tried to knock on the first-floor balcony window, which broke and he sustained the injuries,” said the officer.

On Sunday, the police had said they could not proceed in the case until Maninder gave his statement. They are now waiting for Maninder’s final medical report since they only have the doctors’ initial observations, which are not a conclusive proof of the nature of injuries.

“We will proceed after receiving his medical report,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Ajay Chaudhury.

There were reports that Maninder is suffering from depression due to strained personal relations. The police arrested Maninder last month for possessing 1.5 gram cocaine, which he said was to combat depression. He is out on bail.