Maharashtra Man On The Run For Stabbing Wife Attempts To Shoot Himself; Both In Hospital



The man suffered serious injuries in the suicide attempt, said the police. (representational)


A 45-year-old man, who was on the run for the last five days after allegedly injuring his wife by stabbing her, tried to shoot himself dead at his residence in Dombivli of Maharashtra’s Thane district on Sunday, police said.

The man, Somnath Devkar, who suffered serious injuries in the suicide attempt, was hastened to a local hospital, where he is being treated, senior inspector at Ram Nagar police station Sachin Sandbhor said.

On February 8, following a heated argument with his wife, Devkar had stabbed her with a sharp weapon multiple times, in which she suffered severe injuries. He had fled from the scene after that.

The woman was later admitted to a hospital, where she is currently undergoing treatment.

“An offense under IPC section 307 (attempt to murder) was registered against Devkar for assaulting his wife. On Sunday, the accused, who was on the run, returned home around 10 am and broke open the door to enter the house. After that , he shot himself using a revolver,” Mr Sandbhor said.

After being alerted about it, the police came to the spot and admitted him to a hospital. His condition is said to be serious, the official said.

Police are also trying to know from where he procured the revolver, he added.

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