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Moksha leap ends in fracture!

Varanasi (PTI): A foreign tourist was injured as he jumped from the third floor of a guesthouse on Sunday.

Mark Philip Afren, from Switzerland, fractured his hands and legs after he jumped from the building where had been staying in an attempt to end his life and attain moksha (liberation of the soul), police said.

The 30-year-old survived as he fell on the tin shed of a shop and not on the concrete floor of the guesthouse near Shitla Ghat here.

Afren took the decision to jump apparently in a drunken state after some tourist guide reportedly told him that anyone who died in this ancient holy city could attain moksha, the police said.