Undertrial prisoner commits suicide at Bagalkot jail during Independence Day celebrations

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The undertrial prisoner was taken to the Bagalkot district hospital where he was pronounced dead.

BAGALKOT: An undertrial prisoner committed suicided by hanging himself with a towel from a window at the Bagalkot district jail on Monday.

Manjunath Kuri

To mark the 75th Independence Day, the jail staff and prisoners had assembled for hoisting of the Tricolour. Manjunath Kuri (38) went to the bathroom on the pretext of attending nature’s call and committed suicide around 8.30 am.

Manjunath, a resident of Mallapura village in Mudhol taluk, was an accused in a POCSO case and was arrested in March. His bail application had been rejected twice and hence, he was upset. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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