Former cricketer Maninder Singh, who was admitted to a hospital in East Delhi after he sustained injuries on his wrist on Saturday raising speculations of a suicide attempt by him, today said he sustained injuries accidentally.
In a statement to the Delhi Police, Singh said that he had injured his wrist when the glass window panes broke when he banged his hands on them to wake his family after returning home late on Friday night.
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Earlier, Milly, wife of Maninder Singh, had also given a similar statement to the police and told that it was an accident.
But, the police are still suspicious of a suicide bid due to the nature of injuries and have said that they are examining Singh's statement.
In his statement Singh also denied reports that he was undergoing treatment for depression.
On June 9, Singh was admitted to East Delhi's Shanti Mukund Hospital after he sustained cuts on both the wrists.
The ex-Delhi cricketer was last month arrested for reportedly possessing cocaine. On May 23, he was granted bail by a city court on the grounds that the quantity of narcotics recovered from him was very small.
The Narcotics Branch of Delhi Police recovered around 1.5 grams of the contraband, with international market price of about 5,000 rupees, from Singh's possession at the time of arrest from his Gagan Apartments flat in Preet Vihar.
A case was registered against Singh, who played for India in the 1980s before retiring in 1993, for allegedly consuming drugs.