A man allegedly made a suicide bid by consuming poisonous stuff after he was convicted by a court here in connection with the killing of an LKG student in 2013, police said today.
It was suspected that the prime accused Ranjith had consumed "othalanga," a poisonous fruit, on Wednesday after the Special Court found him guilty in the case.
However, the news about the suicide attempt surfaced this morning.
The Special Court considering atrocities against women and children had posted the matter today to pronounce the quantum of the verdict. However, it was deferred until January 15. The convict was rushed to the General Hospital, Ernakulam, on Wednesday evening when he was seen in an uneasiness situation. Later he was shifted to the Medical College, Kottayam, police said.
Ranjith and another man, who were allegedly in illicit relations with the girl's mother, and the woman were also convicted in connection with the murder in Chottanikkara in 2013.