Ganja smuggling case-convict cuts his throat at court premises

Monday, November 19, 2018

A man allegedly tried to end his life by slitting his throat after he was sentenced to 14 years jail in a ganja smuggling case on the Metropolitan Sessions Court preemies today.

The accused has been rushed to KGH and his condition is said to be critical. The convict, Rajanna Appala Naidu, hailing from M.K.Patnam area in the Visakhapatnam agency along with seven others was caught shifting 292 kg of ganja in a vehicle in Kothapeta police station limits in 2016. Judge S.Nagarjuna convicted Naidu and five others to undergo 14 years imprisonment and slapped a fine of Rs.1 lakh on each of them.

II Town Inspector G.V.Ramana, the Investigating Officer who was at the court premises during the incident said after his conviction, Naidu suddenly fell down and police saw Naidu lying in pool of blood as he slit his throat. The convict was on bail at present. Since, he has been appearing for trials, he might have expected that he cold e convicted and while coming to court, he carried a small knife in his pocket. After pronouncement of his conviction, he injured himself by slitting his throat.

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