A 29-year-old prisoner, known as a recidivist, tried to end his life by hanging himself on the afternoon of Thursday, September 22, with the help of his bandage, which was used to plaster his right hand. The man, a homeless man, tied this bandage to his neck and the other end to a sewer pipe in his cell at the Mahébourg police station. Police officers intervened promptly in the cell and untied the bandage from around his neck before taking him to the hospital.
It was around 3:15 pm this Thursday, September 22, that the alert was given at the Mahébourg police station concerning the suicide attempt of this inmate in his cell. After being surprised by police officers, he was rescued before being taken to the hospital of Mahébourg. After receiving treatment, he was referred to the Jawaharlall Nehru Hospital in Rose-Belle for appropriate care. He was admitted to the ward and placed under police surveillance. His health condition is considered stable.
This inmate was arrested by men from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of Terre-Rouge on Wednesday, September 21 for violating the Habitual Criminals Condition. He was also wanted by police officers at the Mahébourg Police Station in connection with a threatening statement that had been reported against him. On Thursday, September 22, he was brought before the Mahébourg court. The magistrate kept him in a cell until Wednesday, September 28.