Unable to bear police torture, S Mubarak Basha(26) attempted suicide by consuming acid at the Two Town police station here on Sunday.
According to information, Mubarak, a resident of Mallikarjuna theatre street consumed acid, which he had brought with him, when he came to the police station, after being summoned.
The man was taken into custody, a week back, by police, when he was consuming alcohol along with two of his friends on the Bypass road. His friends managed to run away, but Mubarak was caught and brought to the station, along with a bag recovered from the place.
At the police station, checking the bag, police found weapons including two sickles, iron rods and a pickaxe. When enquired, Mubarak disowned the bag and said that it belonged to his friend. After interrogation, Mubarak was let off, only to be summoned daily in the name of enquiry and to find out what the three were actually planning to do and why were they in possession of the weapons. During enquiry police allegedly used third degree methods on Mubarak.
Sources say he consumed acid, anticipating another round of third degree treatment. He was first admitted to the local government hospital and later shifted to CMC, Vellore after his condition turned critical. A case has been registered against him and further investigation is on.