Woman claiming to be Talcher MLA’s wife attempts suicide

Bhubaneswar: The woman, who had been claiming to be Talcher MLA Braja Kishore Pradhan’s wife, attempted suicide in front of Naveen Nivas here on Thursday.

Security personnel rescued the woman after she attempted to kill herself by slashing the vein of her right wrist. She was rushed to Capital Hospital in a critical condition.

Earlier in May, the woman had trespassed into the BJD legislator’s official residence at Unit-IV in the MLA colony here and ransacked the premises by damaging some plastic chairs and flower vases. However, she could not enter the house as it was locked. On being informed, Kharvel Nagar police had detained the woman and later released her.

The woman had been claiming that Pradhan married her three years ago and demanding that he acknowledges it. The legislator, however, had rubbished her claim and said it could be part of a conspiracy by his political opponents.

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