Inmate drinks muriatic in a suicide attempt

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 30– Due to alleged severe depression, a BJMP inmate who is facing drug charges, tried to commit suicide by drinking muriatic acid, officials said.

The jail warden of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology here said the inmate is now recuperating at the provincial hospital here where doctors treated him for poisoning.

The inmate was assigned on Saturday to clean the cell toilet using the muriatic acid.

Cell mates rescued him when they saw that he drank the poison, the warden said. (tri-media report)