Keonjhar: A Class 10 boy attempted suicide after accidentally crushing a 3-year-old child under an auto-rickshaw at Keri village under Sadar Police limits of Keonjhar district on Sunday.
Reportedly, the accused identified as Ranjan Mahanta has been residing at his uncle’s house in the village. It was while he had taken his auto-rickshaw for water servicing when 3-year-old Gurucharan Mahanta of the village fell under the vehicle.
Fearing arrest, Ranjan rushed to the house and attempted suicide by consuming poison. He was immediately rushed to Keonjhar district headquarters hospital where his condition is stated to be critical.
While Gurucharan was also rushed to the hospital, doctor declared him brought dead.