'End this now': Kerala gold smuggling accused collapses before media

Swapna Suresh, the main accused in the Kerala gold smuggling case, collapsed on Saturday while addressing the media at a press conference. Before collapsing, she made an emotional appeal and said, “Please kill me so that the story will get over. I'm not well. Give me a chance to live.”

She was addressing the media to explain the case against her lawyer R Krishnaraj. The police had filed non-bailable charges against Krishnaraj over a Facebook post that allegedly threatened to hurt religious sentiments.

She said the potential arrest of her lawyer was a deliberate attempt to isolate her.