Dharamshala: 22 yr old pilgrim from Fatehpur town of UP tried to offer his head before the goddess Jawalamukhi in the Jawalaji shrine this morning. However, he was intervened on time by the temple security personals and was rushed to Tanda Medical College with cut throat. He was already given first aid at CHC Jawalamukhi.
DSP Dhera Paras Ram told Himvani that the person has been identified as Raj Kumar son of Sant Bhadur a resident of Fatehpur U.P. He had arrived at Jawalamukhi last evening and had spent the night out side the main entrance of the Jawalamukhi shrine complex. He said that in the morning Raj Kumar entered the shrine complex and reached the Charan Paadika of the shrine.
He also said that Raj Kumar allegedly took out a two and half feet sword and attempted to offer his head before the idol of the deity. Case under section 309 IPC has been registered against Raj Kumar and investigation is in progress. Senior Medical Superintendent of Tanda Medical College Hospital Dr.Sataya Bandoo Sood said that Raj Kumar was brought here with slit throat and was under treatment. He is being reported out of danger. Dr.Sataya Bandoo Sood said that Raj Kumar told doctors that he had passed class XII and was eldest in the family. However, he suspected that the youth was under depression for want of a job. Raj Kumar told Himvani in Tanda Medical College ENT ward that it was his devotion for the goddess that he wanted to make the offer. He said that his parents never knew that he was to offer his head. Police had informed his family members about the incident.