Undertrial Kills Self in Jail Toilet, Family Cries Foul

Published: 29th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th October 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: A 35-year-old undertrial allegedly hanged himself in a bathroom at Parappana Agrhara jail on Monday night. It is also said that his family did not know of his arrest and had filed a missing complaint with Nandini Layout police. The deceased Ravikumar, a resident of Peenya Stage II, was married a few years ago.


Jail officials said that around 12.30 am, he went to the bathroom and hanged himself using a bedsheet. The watchman, who noticed that he had not returned from the bathroom, went to check on him only to find him hanging. He immediately alerted the other jail staff who rushed him to a hospital nearby, but he was declared brought dead.

Police found a suicide note that said no one was responsible for his death and he had also apologized to his parents. He also said that he wanted to be born again as their son. “

Ravikumar and seven others were involved in an attempted dacoity case in Rajagopal Nagar police limits and he was arrested on April 15 this year.

 He was brought to the jail the same day. He was very depressed for the last two months and this might have led him to end his life,” police said. It is also alleged that Ravikumar’s family was not informed of his arrest and they came to know about it only after they filed a missing person’s complaint with Nandini Layout Police.

 The family suspects that he might have been harassed by jail officials or that there could be foul play.

A senior jail official said that nobody can stop people if they decide to end their lives. The jail is overcrowded, with 4,500 prisoners, and the understaffed jail personnel cannot keep an eye on everyone, he said.  

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