Murder accused tries to commit suicide

NAHARLAGUN, Jul 12: The main accused in the Dikrong rape and murder case, Issak Ali, tried to commit suicide inside the lockup of the police station here at around 6:20 am on Thursday.
Capital SP Tumme Amo informed that the accused tried to commit suicide by self-immolation, using clothes and mattresses issued to the inmates and setting himself on fire.
“The guard commander and the sentry on noticing pulled him out from the fire before it could cause any burn injuries.
The fire was doused before spreading further. Later, he was admitted to the TRIHMS, and the OC has been directed to request the court to send him to jail,” the SP said.
Amo informed that the Naharlagun SDPO is inquiring to find out how the accused got hold of a lighter.
According to the accused, he found the lighter under a mattress and attempted to commit suicide, fearing that he would face the capital punishment for the gruesome crime he committed.