STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Coimbatore: Hostel owner accused of sexual harassment commits suicide by jumping into a well

A Jagannathan, who was running a hostel in BK puram in Coimbatore was booked for reportedly sexually harassing hostel girls.

Published: 26th July 2018 01:12 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2018 01:12 PM   |  A+A-

A Jagannathan, Coimbatore hostel owner commits suicide

By Express News Service

A Jagannathan, (45), the hostel owner who was accused of sexual harassment, committed suicide by jumping into a well in a farmland in Sivalarkulam near Alankulam, Tirunelveli  district on Wednesday night.

The deceased, who was running a hostel in BK puram in Coimbatore was booked for reportedly sexually harassing hostel girls. In this connection, Peelamedu police were on the lookout for him. On Thursday morning, he was found dead in a well in a farmland in Sivalarkulam, according to the police.

During the course of investigation, police came to know that he came to Tirunelveli on Wednesday afternoon to surrender before the Alankulam Magistrate Court. However, as he reached late in the
evening, he met his lawyer in Coutrallam and then went to a farmland in Sivalarkulam.

After reaching the farmland, he reportedly consumed alcohol and jumped into a 70-feet deep well that had water for only two feet. The police have registered a case and are probing into the matter.

The deceased has also written a suicide note in which he reportedly stated that he has a debt of about Rs 4 crore and his business rivals allegedly were responsible for the case.

More from Tamil Nadu.

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp