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Serial killer M Jaishankar committed suicide at Bengaluru Central Prison

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 February 2018, 18:01 IST

Serial killer and rapist M Jaishankar, was accused in 15 cases of rape and murder, died on Tuesday in his jail cell at Bengaluru Central Prison in Parappana Agrahara. He was commonly known as Psycho Shankar and was serving a 32-year sentence at the Parappanna Agrahara prison.

Bangalore Mirror reported Jaishankar stole a steel food plate and sharpened its edges by rubbing it on the floor, which he later used to slit his throat around 2 am on Tuesday. Jaishankar was rendered immobile after he suffered a spinal injury in September 2013 while trying to escape the prison by scaling a 30-foot compound wall; he was said to be suffering from depression due to his disability and undergoing treatment, the report added.

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The beat officers keeping watch noticed him lying in a pool of blood in his cell, where he was kept isolated, and rushed him to Victoria Hospital, where he was declared brought dead, Wion reported. The Parappana Agrahara jail authorities registered a case of suicide and are conducting a preliminary probe into his death, according to the report.

Jaishankar was involved in over 30 rape cases and 15 murders in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He was convicted in three cases of rape and kidnapping and the notorious criminal came to be known as Psycho Shankar, after Kannada film Psycho Shankra was inspired by his story. Jaishankar, 34, hailing from Kanniampatty in Edappadi, Salem district, studied till Class 12 and worked as a truck driver, the report added.

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The officers oticed him lying in a pool of blood in his cell, where he was kept isolated, and rushed him to Victoria Hospital, where he was declared brought dead, Wion reported. The Parappana Agrahara jail authorities registered a case of suicide and are conducting a preliminary probe into his death, according to the report.

Jaishankar was involved in over 30 rape cases and 15 murders in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He was convicted in three cases of rape and kidnapping and the notorious criminal came to be known as Psycho Shankar, after Kannada film Psycho Shankra was inspired by his story. Jaishankar, 34, hailing from Kanniampatty in Edappadi, Salem district, studied till Class 12 and worked as a truck driver, the report added.

First published: 28 February 2018, 18:01 IST
 
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