A 25-year old man, Jaswant, allegedly consumed some poisonous substance in police custody and was admitted to a private hospital in critical condition in Noida. The police, however, said that the man had already consumed poison before the police apprehended him from his rented accommodation. Police said that they received a call from Jaswant, informing that his room owner had held him hostage in a room for non-payment of two-month rent. A police response vehicle reached the spot and found Jaswant and landlord Jay Chandra in an inebriated condition. According to police, in the lock-up when Jaswant complained of sudden abdominal pain and vomiting, they immediately admitted him at district hospital.