Muzaffarnagar, February 12: A Dalit man in Muzaffarnagar has been booked for allegedly attempting suicide by jumping before a train when he was being taken to jail from court, police said on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday when Sudesh Kumar was being taken into preventive custody after he threatened to commit suicide because his land was allegedly grabbed by a few influential people in the city, they said.
Kumar, 35, was arrested on February 10 for fear of law and order situation, the police said. He had threatened to either kill himself or convert to Islam after his land was allegedly grabbed by a few influential people, they said.
Kumar and other members of his community had staged a protest outside the magistrate's office on February 10. He was taken into custody for breach of peace and creating public disorder under Section 107/151 of the CrPC.