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.