Udupi, July 24, 2019: Santosh Shetty, a personnel of Coastal Security Police who was recently arrested for allegedly abetting cattle traffickers, has attempted suicide at his residence at Adi Udupi on July 23, Tuesday.
He has been admitted to Manipal Hospital and is said to be out of danger. Santosh along with another cop was arrested following the revelation made by four arrested cattle smugglers.
The cattle traffickers alleged that the cops had helped them by passing on information as to whether the route was clear, in exchange for money.
It has been learnt that Santosh had consumed some tablets in order to end his life. However, when his wife noticed that he has not been out of his room for long, she went inside and realised he had attempted suicide. The cop was immediately rushed to the hospital.