Suicidal victims recuperating in Cuttack hospital

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Cuttack: A man who made an vain bid to end his life jumping into a lion’s enclosure in Nandan Kanan Zoological Park last week is recuperating in a hospital here, while the condition of a couple who jumped from a running train to commit suicide is stated to be critical.

The couple Chagala Behera and his wife from Bhubaneswar, are undergoing treatment here in the same SCB Medical College and Hospital for sustaining multiple injuries, said treating doctors.

The couple apparently picked up a quarrel while travelling in the train and jumped from the running train one after another leaving their three minor children in the train.

Meanwhile, the Nandan Kanan victim Suryanarayan Das was stated to be stable in the hospital and his wife Satyavama Das arrived here yesterday from Chhatrapur near Berhampur after three days of the incident. Satyavama denied any dispute in the family refuting her husband’s claim that he took the extreme step for a family feud.

Instead, Satyavama maintained that her husband was mentally deranged and often stays away from home for days together without informing about his whereabouts.

“There was no family dispute and neither had we picked up any quarrel in recent past,” she said sitting beside her husband who had sustained multiple injuries when a pair of lions attacked him in the zoo on Friday.

Similarly, the daily-wage earner Chagala and his wife, who jumped from running train sustaining grievous injuries, were shifted to the Cuttack hospital on the day where the doctors are attending to the critically ill couple.

Chagala told doctors that his wife first jumped from the train after picking up a quarrel with him and he followed suit.

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