An Indian Army Major, who is under probe by the United Nations mission in Congo on sexual exploitation and abuse charges, allegedly attempted suicide, but is now out of danger.

Major R.S. Ghumman, who came under the scanner of the U.N.'s Conduct and Discipline Unit after he was allegedly found in the company of sex workers in a hotel there on July 6, tried to end his life “over the humiliation” he faced, Army sources in the headquarters said here on Saturday.

“The officer attempted to commit suicide and it took place about four or five days ago, reportedly over the humiliation he faced due to the probe against him. But we do not have information on the manner in which he made the attempt to end his life,” the sources said. During the course of questioning, Mr. Ghumman reportedly asked for a recess and was later found in a critical condition. The sources said they were not aware if he was found in the residential facilities or at the U.N. Mission's office, where he was being questioned.

“Out of danger”

Fellow officers and men noticed him and rushed him to a nearby hospital, they said. “He is out of danger now. He is safe and the questioning has re-started,” they added.

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