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Man convicted of raping minor, consumes poison in Kerala court to end life


The court sentenced the man to 48 years in prison for raping the minor. (Representative)

Thrissur, Kerala:

A man allegedly tried to kill himself on Tuesday by using poison in a courthouse in Kerala shortly after a POCSO court punished him for raping a minor girl four years ago, police said.

The incident was reported from Irinjalakuda in this central Kerala district, police said.

The convict, Ganeshan in his 60s, allegedly consumed the poison he took in his possession shortly after the court sentenced him to 48 years in prison for raping the minor in a village below the Valappad police station’s limit. 2018, they said.

He was immediately rushed to the State Medical College Hospital here. He was apparently out of danger, police added.

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