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Cops keep mum on Maninder case


Urvashi Gulia,CNN-IBN
Jun 09, 2007 at 03:56pm IST

New Delhi: Former cricketer Maninder Singh was rushed to Shanti Mukund Hospital in East Delhi after he reportedly slashed his wrists on a broken window pane late on Friday night. Doctors now say he is out of danger.

"He has been kept under observation at the Intensive Care Unit. His vitals are being maintained and he is conscious,” Medical Superintendent, G S Mathur told CNN-IBN.

Maninder was arrested on May 22 near his Preet Vihar residence in New Delhi for allegedly possessing 1.5 gram cocaine.

He was granted bail the next day but his friends say he was very depressed after the incident.

“He was suffering from depression. Sometimes he used to get so anxious that he would end up crying,” said Sanjay Kandwal, Singh's friend.

Reports also suggest he hasn’t been getting along with his wife, Milly, of late.

Sources say they had quarreled just before the incident. But Maninder's family claims this had nothing to do with Friday night's incident.

“He was knocking the door while we were asleep. He came to the balcony, which has glass windows and while trying to wake us up, he accidentally crashed his hands into the broken glass and got hurt,” Milly told reporters.

The cricketer’s family has denied allegations that he was suffering from depression and that he tried to commit suicide.

The police have recorded their statement but are keeping mum on the issue so far.

They have said that they will comment further on this issue only after they have recorded the cricketer’s statement.

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