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Kalinga Nagar ASI tries to commit suicide

An assistant sub-inspector, posted at Kalinga Nagar police station in Jajpur district, tried to commit suicide on Sunday night, official sources said.

india Updated: Jan 15, 2006 23:55 IST

An assistant sub-inspector, posted at Kalinga Nagar police station in Jajpur district, tried to commit suicide on Sunday night, official sources said.

Narayan Charan Samal used his service revolver to shoot himself in the neck inside the police station and was rushed to the nearest hospital at Danagadi in serious condition.

He was later moved to SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack, the sources said.

The cause behind his taking the drastic step is yet to be ascertained.

Twelve tribals were killed when police opened fire here on January 12 last.

First Published: Jan 15, 2006 23:55 IST