Youth stages sui­cide drama to pres­sure po­lice not to ex­tern him

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Ge­orge Men­donca

Navi Mum­bai: There was high drama in Navi Mum­bai on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon as Khan­desh­war po­lice and Pan­vel fire of­fi­cers tried to con­vince an ine­bri­ated 27-yearold his­tory-sheeter stand­ing on the edge of his third floor flat win­dow not to jump off. They man­aged to ‘res­cue’ Sahil Bha­gat, but he later con­fessed that he had staged the sui­cide drama to pres­sure the po­lice as they were to is­sue his ex­tern­ment or­der.

Bha­gat was booked for at­tempt to com­mit sui­cide un­der Sec­tion 309 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code and his four friends, in­clud­ing a col­lege girl, who were in the flat cel­e­brat­ing a birth­day party, were taken to the po­lice sta­tion and ques­tioned.

“Bha­gat has cases of ri­ot­ing, un­law­ful assem­bly and as­sault against him at Khan­desh­war and Kamothe po­lice sta­tions,” said ACP (Pan­vel di­vi­sion) Prakash Nile­wad. “As we were in the process of his ex­tern­ment, he staged the sui­cide drama to pres­sure the po­lice to show le­niency in le­gal ac­tion against him. On Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, he di­alled the po­lice con­trol room num­ber and said he was about to jump out of his flat win­dow as some­one was com­ing to kill him.” A po­lice team rushed to Sec­tor 7 in Khanda Colony. “We found him stand­ing on the win­dow, threatening to jump off,” said se­nior in­spec­tor Yo­gesh More. “While we tried to talk him out of it, fire­men spread a large net be­low the win­dow as pre­cau­tion. By then, three po­lice­men and a few fire­men broke open the flat door and pulled him to safety.

Po­lice sub-in­spec­tor Vaib­hav Ron­age said the friends claimed they tried to calm Bha­gat down, but he called the con­trol room, climbed onto the win­dow and warned them against open­ing the door for cops. They said they did as told as they were scared of him.

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