Yet again, Jahir Hussian, one of the accused in the pipe bomb case at Madurai, slit his neck and hand with a blade inside the Tirumangalam Judicial Magistrate Court, near here, on Tuesday.
Magistrate Panneer Selvam, who was hearing the case, directed the police to take him to the Government Hospital in Tirumangalam and asked them to produced him again. Jahir Hussian had reportedly resorted to this act as he wanted to be shifted from Palayamkottai jail to the Madurai prison.
Hussian had enacted a similar drama inside the court complex on April 10, which resulted in the suspension of two armed reserved police personnel.
On Tuesday morning, the police brought him from the Palayamkottai jail with tight security to produce in the Tirumangalam court for his remand extension. When he was produced before the magistrate around 12.15 pm, Hussian appealed to the magistrate to transfer him to the Madurai central jail.
When the magistrate asked him to submit a formal request in writing, Hussian immediately submitted a letter to the magistrate. When the magistrate was going through the letter, he suddenly caused self-injuries with a blade. In the hospital, Hussian initially did not cooperate for the treatment for a few minutes. However, doctors treated his wounds and sent him back to the court. The Magistrate extended his custody till July 23.
Meanwhile Tirumangalam police registered an attempt to suicide case against Hussian. Police suspect that the accused might have got the blade when he was allowed to go to toilet in the court complex and could have hid it between his fingers.