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Karnataka news: Man slits his own throat in front of chief justice in High Court; Here's why

Expressing concern about the security inside the high court premises, Chief Justice Nilay Vipin Chandra Anjara questioned about allowing such a sharp object into the court.

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In a shocking incident, a man reportedly slit his throat and attempted to die by suicide inside Karnataka high court when Chief Justice Nilay Vipinchandra Anjara was present in the court hall, news agency PTI on 3 April.

Following this, he was immediately rushed to the hospital and is currently being treated by doctors.

The man has been identified as Srinivas – a resident of Mysuru – who the high court and handed over a file to security staff at Court Hall One.

After this, he took a knife out of his pocket and slit his throat in the presence of the chief justice. The security staff was immediately alerted and rushed him to the Bowring Hospital.

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“We do not know why he took such an extreme step in front of the chief justice. He is currently under treatment, and we can only take his statement once he is physically fit," PTI reported.

Expressing concern about the security inside the high court premises, Chief Justice Nilay Vipin Chandra Anjara questioned about allowing such a sharp object into the court. He also ordered police to collect evidence from the spot and record findings.

However, it is still unknown about the contents of a file that he gave to the security staff before slitting his throat. The court cannot check the contents of the file as the advocate did not present it.

The police are waiting to find out why Srinivas attempted to die by suicide once he is medically stable.

With agency inputs.

 

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Published: 03 Apr 2024, 09:47 PM IST
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