3 women attempt suicide; girl shoots self accidentally

Srinagar: A teenager shot herself accidentally while three women attempted to end their lives by consuming poisonous substances in separate incidents in Kashmir valley, police and reports said Sunday.
Sajda Bano, a resident of Bungam Haihama area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, was injured after her father’s 12-bore rifle went off accidentally, reports said.
The girl was immediately shifted to district hospital Kupwara , where doctors referred her SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment.
Police said a woman consumed some poisonous substance at her residence in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district while another woman consumed poison at her home at Khag in Budgam district of central Kashmir. Another woman also tried to end her life by consuming some poisonous substance at her residence in Tral are of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
It was not immediately known why the women took the extreme step, a police spokesman said, adding proceedings have been initiated in each case.
Meanwhile, a prisoner today allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a grill at Central Jail Jammu, police said.
Ganesh Dutt, a resident of Dansal area of the district, was found hanged from a grill inside a bathroom at Central Jail in Kot Bhalwal area of the city, a police officer said here.
The Body was recovered and shifted to Government Medical College and hospital for post mortem, he said adding the details behind taking the extreme step is yet to be ascertained.
According to reports, the inmate was a murder accused and was awarded life imprisonment eight years ago for killing his wife.