//Undertrial woman prisoner attempts suicide

Undertrial woman prisoner attempts suicide

KANNUR: An undertrial woman prisoner in Central Jail here attempted to end her life in the prison here on Wednesday. The prisoner was identified as Meladi Kizhakke Kathirattil Hajira (23), who had been in jail since July 18, 2005 as the undertrial in connection with a case filed by the Payyoli police in Kozhikode district last year. According to jail authorities, Hajira entered the bathroom behind the women’s block of the jail at 8 a.m.

Jail official broke open the door of the bathroom on suspicion and found her hanging on a piece of cloth from the ventilator of the bathroom. She was immediately rushed to the Pariyaram Medical College Hospital.

Hospital authorities said that she was in the ICU of the hospital in a serious condition.

Hajira had been in the news last year when she was arrested in Bangalore after her two children were found dead under mysterious circumstances.

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