A suspect, who was summoned to the station for questioning in connection with an attack on northeast Indians in Bangalore, allegedly attempted suicide on Thursday morning.

The man, Saleem, has been admitted to St. Philomena’s Hospital. The police have now registered a case of attempted suicide against him. The Ashoknagar police had arrested Mujahid Ahmed Qureshi (27), in connection with an attack on students from the northeast in Anepalya on August 14. Qureshi reportedly told the police he had been instigated by Saleem, a resident of Anepalya, and his brothers who had even offered him money.

The police summoned Saleem and his brothers Hyder Ali and Shabbir Ali for questioning. The trio arrived at the station 6.30 a.m. on Thursday. After few minutes, Saleem suddenly collapsed and started writhing in pain complaining of stomach ache. Assistant sub-inspector Venkatesh called the Hoysala patrol and got him shifted to St. Philomena’s where Saleem underwent a stomach wash. Preliminary investigations have revealed that he had with him some tablets which he swallowed as soon as he reached the station.