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Man attempts suicide outside PM's residence
May 03, 2007 15:29 IST
Last Updated: May 03, 2007 16:33 IST
In a drama incident, a man going through a troubled marriage shot himself outside Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's high security residence in the capital, triggering panic for sometime.
Kishori Lal, a resident of Dwarka in southwest Delhi, was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital with a bullet injury on the right side of his chest after his unsuccessful suicide bid at around 3 pm.
Lal later told police that he was troubled over his 'wife's illicit relationship' and had chosen the spot for committing suicide to attract maximum publicity, official sources said.
The sources said a case of attempt to suicide would be registered against him.
According to sources, he reached the area in a Maruti Zen car and parked it outside the Jaipur Polo grounds, across the road from the prime minister's 7, Race Course residence, before opening fire at himself.
Reports of gunshots being heard in the high-security area sparked tension and senior police officials rushed to the spot in no time.
Initially, it was suspected that somebody opened fire at Lal and fled the scene, but it later became clear that it was a suicide attempt.