Naga youth stabs self, cooks up tale

Files false case to avail free treatment at hospital

A 26-year-old youth from Nagaland allegedly stabbed himself with a knife at his rented accommodation after a heated argument with his friend, in Safdarjung Enclave area of south Delhi, on Monday night.

Believe it or not! Friends of Lima Sut Sung at Safdarjung police station
and Sukhmani Hospital (below), where he was admitted, in New Delhi on
Wednesday. Pics/Imtiyaz Khan

Knight in dull armour
The youth, Lima Sut Sung, was under the influence of alcohol when the incident took place. One of his friends, Naroma, was with him at that time.

"After the incident, he, along with his friend, cooked up a false story for free treatment at the hospital. They said they were taking a stroll in a deer park when two assailants passed lewd comments on the girl. When they protested, one of the assailants attacked the youth in his abdomen. But all of this turned out to be false when we investigated the matter," said a senior police official.

Drunken fight
During investigation, police found some discrepancies in their statement and questioned them, their neighbours and friends. During interrogation, both of them revealed the original story and said that they had a fight, because of which Lima had stabbed himself. They withdrew their case later.

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