Self-styled women's rights activist Talib Hussain, who led an agitation seeking justice for the family of an eight-year-old girl who was allegedly gangraped and murdered in Kathua district, made an attempt to commit suicide Monday afternoon in police custody. After the incident, he was admitted to a hospital in Samba with injuries on his head.

"Today, Talib Hussain, who was arrested on a charge of rape, attempted to end his life by banging his head on the wall in the police lock-up," a police offical told MyNation, adding that Hussain suffered minor injuries and bruises. However, his condition is stated to be stable.

A senior police official told MyNation, “One more FIR against Talib Hussain for attempt to commit suicide has been registered against him and investigations have been started."

Dr Gurjeet Singh, Director, Health Services, Jammu said, "Talib told us that he has been beaten up by the police inside the custody."

It is pertinent to mention that Hussain was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly raping a married women on July 31 in the Tral area of Kashmir. Before this, an FIR also registered against him for alleged domestic violence and attempt to kill his wife for dowry.