Kozhikode: Prime accused in Kerala's sensational serial murder case-Jolly Joseph- allegedly attempted suicide in a district jail here where she had been lodged, police said on Thursday.

Jolly, who is under judicial remand since her arrest in October, 2019 had cut her wrist using a "semi-sharp edged weapon" and had been admitted to Government Medical College Hospital here, a police official told PTI.

A surgery will have to be performed to fix the injury, the official said. The 47-year old woman was rushed to hospital after the jail officials noticed blood oozing out of her wrist in the early hours of today, police said.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, police said, adding it was probing how the accused got the weapon inside the jail.

The woman, along with two others, were arrested in October last year for allegedly murdering her husband, parents-in-law and three other members of the extended family by giving them cyanide-laced food over a period of 17 years.

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Mumbai:The crime branch of Mumbai Police on Tuesday arrested two former employees of Hansa research agency in connection with the fake Television Rating Points (TRP) racket, an official said.

This takes the number of arrested persons in the case to eight.

Ramji Verma (41) and Dinesh Vishwakarma (37) were working with Hansa agency for a few years.

Verma was arrested from Worli area here, whereas Vishwakarma was apprehended this evening at the Mumbai airport, the official said.

The alleged fake TRP scam came to light when ratings agency Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) filed a complaint with the police through Hansa Research Group, alleging that certain channels were rigging TRP numbers to lure advertisers.

It was alleged that some families at whose houses meters for collecting data of viewership were installed were being bribed to tune into a particular channel.