Rajasthan: Rape accused dies in hospital following suicide attempt

An undertrial rape accused, who was admitted to hospital after alleged suicide attempt, has died here in southeastern Jhalawar district, police said on Saturday.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 04, 2014, 14:13 PM IST

Kota: An undertrial rape accused, who was admitted to hospital after alleged suicide attempt, has died here in southeastern Jhalawar district, police said on Saturday.

25-year-old Mukesh Tanwar was admitted to the hospital in a "critical condition" on Tuesday afternoon after he attempted suicide with a long piece of cloth in the barrack's toilet for prisoners in the district session court, where he was brought for an appearance, police said.

Tanwar died in the district hospital last night during treatment, Station House Officer (SHO), Kotwali police station Sunil Kumar said.

The death was reported at around 8.30 pm and the postmortem would be conducted today in presence of judicial magistrate, he added.

A suicide note was also recovered from the undertrial in which he regretted his act of rape and sought apology from the victim and her parents-in-law, the SHO informed.

Tanwar was resident of Sarda village under Bhalta police station area of Jhalawar district where a rape case was lodged against him in 2013, the SHO said and added that the accused had been lodged in Jhalawar district jail since March 15, 2014.