Bangladeshi prisoner attempts suicide in Amritsar jail

March 20th, 2009 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS  

Amritsar, March 20 (IANS) Upset over not being released even after his prison term ended two years ago, a Bangladeshi national Friday attempted suicide inside the Amritsar central jail in Punjab, police officials here said.
Mohammed Kasel stabbed himself in the stomach with a sharp-edged weapon. He was taken to the government civil hospital where the doctors treated him.

Kasel, police officials said, was arrested in Ludhiana in 2005 for illegally staying in India.

He was sentenced by a court and his term ended in 2007. However, he continued to be in the prison for lack of documents for his release and deportation to Bangladesh, the jail officials said.

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