NRI murder: Accused hangs self

NRI murder: Accused hangs self

A Lithuanian national arrested in the UK for the twin murders of Indian-origin Avtar Singh Kolar and his British wife in Birmingham earlier this month, was found hanging in jail, the police said on Tuesday.

“HMP Woodhill prisoner Rimvydas Liorancas was found hanging in his cell at 8:52am on Saturday 28 January,” a Prison Service spokesman said.

He said the staff attempted resuscitation and paramedics attended but he was pronounced dead at 9:30am. “As with all deaths in custody, the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman will conduct an investigation,” he said.

The sensational murders of Kolar, 62, and Carole, 58, sparked off a major investigation called ‘Operation Tiler’ by the West Midlands Police.

Their bodies were found by their police detective son Jason Kolar in their house on January 10. Liorancas, 37, was arrested on January 16, and charged with the two murders.

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