Mangaluru: Man jumps to death from court building

Source: DHNS | Published on 1st September 2021, 12:17 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: A 32-year-old man, arrested under Pocso Act, ended his life by jumping from the sixth floor of district court complex on Tuesday.

As the youth Raviraj had sustained serious head injuries, he succumbed before being shifted to the hospital. Raviraj, who eked out a living by painting  buildings, was arrested after being accused of sexually harassing a minor girl near a college in Thokkatu.

Ullal police arrested the youth from Kinya under Pocso Act and was taken to the court at 5 pm. The youth had filed the bail application through the advocate. The incident occurred after the advocate had filed bail application. He attempted to flee after the hearing and had jumped from the sixth floor of building. Mangaluru Commissioner of Police N Shashi Kumar said the accused had pushed aside two cops before jumping from the sixth floor.

“The accused should face trial and not engage in such acts of ending lives,” Commissioner appealed. It may be recalled that a man had ended his life in a similar manner by jumping from the court complex building in 2017. District and Sessions Judge Muralidhar Pai B who inspected the spot directed officials to install grills or net to prevent people from jumping to their deaths.

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