Mumbai: A police constable, who was showing his wife how criminals are hanged, by mistake hanged himself. Govind Balaji Devde, a 26-year-old police constable is in a critical condition in a hospital. Govind’s panic-stricken wife raised an alarm and called her neighbours for help, who took him down after cutting the ‘noose’. He was rushed to a nearby hospital.
A police officer said “After coming home, his wife told him that due to incessant rains the washed clothes were not drying up. She asked him to tie a string inside the house in order to dry the clothes. After fixing a clothesline, Govind took a sari and began to prepare noose. In order to demonstrate to his wife how a person is hanged, Govind put the noose around his neck. It was at that time the stool on which he was standing slipped and he started struggling for life. He remained in suspended position for some time.”