A rape and kidnapping accused was hospitalised after he allegedly drank acid following alleged harassment by some men in Kodinar Sub Jail in Junagadh district on Thursday.
Jenti Parmar (25),the accused,started vomiting at around 11 pm in the jail and was rushed to the government hospital in Kodinar. From there,he was referred to Civil Hospital in Junagadh for further treatment.
In his statement,Parmar claimed the father of the girl,whom he is accused of kidnapping and raping,and another man used to torture him in jail and he drank acid to commit suicide, said B Division police of Junagadh. Police said he was out of danger.
Parmar,an unmarried farm labourer of Valadar village in Kodinar taluka,was first booked by police for allegedly kidnapping a minor girl of his own village.
However,after Parmar was released on bail in that case,he was again booked again by police in January this year when a case of rape was filed against him,Kodinar police said.
After being on the run for almost a month,Parmar was arrested early in April. He was lodged in the Sub Jail since April 22 under judicial custody.
After he complained of vomiting,we rushed him to the hospital, Kodinar police sub-inspector BM Vaghela said.
However,no fresh complaint was registered by police against Parmar for his act till late in the evening.