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Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Glum IPS bride-to-be swoons

THE CASE in which Tamil Nadu businessman Nagaraja was attacked took a piquant turn when IPS officer Lakshmi Singh was found unconscious in her Mahanagar residence on Monday morning. Lakshmi was rushed to the Neera Nursing Home, Aliganj where her condition was stated stable. Initially, it was misinterpreted that she had consumed poison but her doctors confirmed that she fell unconscious following acute depression. Lakshmi?s marriage is slated for March 2 in Lucknow.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2006 01:31 IST
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THE CASE in which Tamil Nadu businessman Nagaraja was attacked took a piquant turn when IPS officer Lakshmi Singh was found unconscious in her Mahanagar residence on Monday morning.

Lakshmi was rushed to the Neera Nursing Home, Aliganj where her condition was stated stable. Initially, it was misinterpreted that she had consumed poison but her doctors confirmed that she fell unconscious following acute depression.

Lakshmi’s marriage is slated for March 2 in Lucknow.

It was around 11.30 am and when she did not came out of her room till late in the morning, family members went to wake her up. The kin knocked the door several times since the door was bolted from inside. On getting no response, they peeped into the room to find her lying on the bed. They broke into the room and rushed her to the hospital where she was kept in ICCU. She gained consciousness later. Senior officials, including SSP Ashutosh Pandey, rushed to the scene on receiving information that Lakshmi had consumed poison.

Dr Sandip Gupta, who was attending to her, confirmed that there were no signs of a suicide attempt. He informed that Lakshmi was only suffering from acute depression that made her fall unconscious. Despite efforts by the doctors, Lakshmi Singh did not reveal the cause behind her state of depression. SSP asked his subordinates to prepare a report in this connection.

It may be recalled that Singh’s mother and 20 others had allegedly engaged in an altercation with Tamil Nadu police led by an ACP rank officer on Saturday.

The police team had come to investigate into a case of attack on a businessman Nagaraja who had allegedly the hand of one of Lakshmi Singh’s kin behind the incident. Cross FIRs were later lodged at the Mahanagar police station both by TN police and Singh’s mother Nayantara.

'Digvijay being framed'

IPS OFFICER Lakshmi Singh, in a Press communiqué, refuted allegations levelled against her brother Digvijay and mother Nayantara by the Tamil Nadu police. In the communiqué released on Monday, Singh stated that TN Police had framed her brother in a case of shootout in Chennai on February 20. She further said the TN police had detained Digvijay illegally for interrogation for two days at a PAC guesthouse in Lucknow. Singh said TN police had come to the conclusion following interrogation that Digvijay was present in Lucknow the day the shootout had taken place. But, she alleged, the cops came in plain clothes on February 25 and wanted to search her house without a search warrant. Her sister was alone in the house and the cops had not come with lady police, but they insisted to go on, said Singh. She further said, her mother arrived in the mean time, along with lawyers, and protested the 'unlawful' entry of TN cops into the house. Still, she said, the cops lodged an FIR. Lakshmi questioned SSP Lucknow's statements published in a section of the Press against her. She said she was contemplating legal action against the cops concerned and demanded a CBI probe into the shootout.