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Jun 11, 2007 at 07:02pm IST

I didn't attempt suicide: Maninder

New Delhi: Former cricketer Maninder Singh said on Monday that he had not slashed his wrists in a suicide attempt, and it was, in fact, an accident.

Singh had been taken to Shanti Mukund Hospital in East Delhi on June 8 after he reportedly slashed his wrists on a broken window pane that night. Doctors had reported he was out of danger a day after the incident.

In a statement to the police, Singh echoed what his wife Milly had been saying to the media after he had been admitted to the hospital.

“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 had told reporters earlier.

However, Singh’s friends had claimed he was very depressed after he was arrested on May 22 in New Delhi for allegedly possessing 1.5 gram cocaine. He was granted bail the next day.

(With inputs from Brijesh Pandey)