Youth jumps from 8th floor of flat to dodge police, injured seriously


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Kakkanad: A young man was seriously injured after he panicked and jumped down from the eighth floor of a flat after police busted a drug party. Athul (22), a native of Kayamkulam, jumped from the eighth floor while trying to dodge the officers. The incident took place at a flat in Thrikkakkara Navodaya on Friday afternoon.

The shadow police and the Thrikkakara police raided the flat after getting information that a drug party was going on in a room on the eighth floor of the flat as part of New Year celebrations. There were seven people in the flat, including a young woman when the police arrived.

On seeing the police, Athul jumped off the balcony of the flat and landed on top of a car shed in the parking lot before landing on the floor. He suffered injuries, including to the hand as a result of the fall. The police immediately rushed him to a private hospital in Kakkanad.

The woman and others have been taken into custody. Further, police also seized MDMA and hashish oil from the flat.

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