Former minister SA Ramdas recovering after alleged suicide bid over sexual slur

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 23:22

Bangalore: Former Minister and BJP leader SA Ramdas allegedly attempted suicide after a sexual slur by a woman in Mysore and is out of danger, a senior police official said.

He was recovering at ICU of a private hospital after the alleged attempt last night, a senior police official said, adding "Ramdas is out of danger".
".....Another couple of days he might have to remain in ICU," the official said.

Ramdas, who was Medical Education Minister in the previous BJP government, was reportedly distressed and upset over the allegations made by the woman that he had cheated her after promising to marry her.

Hours after the woman released purported taped telephonic conversation between them, Ramadas allegedly tried to hang self at his house and was rushed to Apollo BGS Hospital where he is currently undergoing treatment.
Before the alleged suicide bid, Ramdas had trashed her claims, calling it "concoted" and saying it smacked of "blackmail".

Meanwhile, a man stated to be a supporter of Ramdas, allegedly committed suicide in Mysore today upset over what happened to his leader.

A police official said "some people suggest that this individual was a strong follower of the former minister and might have committed suicide after getting to know about the turn of events".

First Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 23:22
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