Bareilly (UP), Mar 20: Five prisoners attempted suicide by consuming poison during their appearance in the district court on Monday.
The jail inmates, who were incarcerated in the district jail in connection with a fake currency scam, attempted suicide at the court of District and Sessions Judge Musharraf Hassan.
The prisoners, who were battling for life in a hospital, alleged they consumed poison over police atrocities.
On December 7, 2010, police had apprehended Abdul Haseeb, Ashraf Ali, Mohammad Ehsan, Satveer and Sheeshpal and seized fake currency from them.
Three out of them are still critical whereas condition of two others is stable.