Man Allegedly Attempts Suicide Outside Arvind Kejriwal's Residence

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Man Allegedly Attempts Suicide Outside Arvind Kejriwal's Residence

Arvind Kejriwal had gone to Kolkata this morning to attend the Global Business Summit organised by the West Bengal government.

New Delhi:  A man allegedly attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in north Delhi's Civil Lines today.

The man, aged between 40-45 years, lives with his family in southwest Delhi's Dabri area. He was wanted by the police in connection with a rape case registered at a police station in Dwarka yesterday, said a police official.

From preliminary investigation, it seems that the man wanted to meet the Chief Minister claiming that he was being framed in the rape case by some persons he had personal enmity with, the official said.

The incident took place in the morning and eye-witnesses told police that the man first threw an object inside the compound of the Chief Minister's residence.

When the guards opened the gate for few seconds, he tried to force his way inside, said an official, adding that the exact sequence of events is yet to be ascertained.

Failing in his attempt to enter the premises, the man collapsed and guards there saw froth coming out of his mouth.

They called up the police and the man was rushed to Lok Nayak hospital, where his condition is now reported to be out of danger, said the official adding that the time when he consumed the poisonous substance is also yet to be ascertained.

He is likely to be arrested by the local police in connection with the rape case as soon as he is discharged from the hospital. He may also be booked in a separate case of attempt to commit suicide, the official added.

Mr Kejriwal was in Kolkata to attend the Global Business Summit organised by the West Bengal government.

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