One more official attempts suicide in Karnataka

One more official attempts suicide in Karnataka

One more official attempts suicide in Karnataka
A Karnataka Administrative Service officer in Hassan today allegedly tried to commit suicide even as the controversy over alleged suicide of two DySPs that put the Siddaramaiah government in a spot is yet to die down.

Assistant Commissioner E Vijaya allegedly attempted suicide by hanging at her residence here, officials said. They said Vijaya had reportedly sent a message to an Additional SP, who is her neighbour, about committing suicide, and she soon rushed to her house and rescued the officer.

Vijaya is now undergoing treatment at a Hospital. Her mother Sumitramma alleged that pressure from higher officials and protest by few groups had led her to attempt suicide.

Vijaya was recently transferred as Administrative Officer of Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, against which she had moved the Karnataka Administrative Tribunal which stayed the order.

Several organisations had protested against her alleging that she was "corrupt" and had also demanded reinstatement of Nagaraj whom she had replaced.

Hassan MLA H S Prakash, who visited the hospital, told a local news channel that "she is still under observation, but doctors have said that she is out of danger."

Earlier this week, sub-inspector with Vijayanagar police station in Bengaluru Roopa Tambad had allegedly attempted suicide by taking an overdose of over-the-counter pills, after being pulled up by a senior officer in connection with a case she was handling. She is now undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

Mangaluru DySP M K Ganapathy was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a room at a lodge in Madikeri on July 7, triggering a huge political storm as he had named a Minister and two IPS officials in his pre-death declaration.

In another case on July 5, the body of Chikkamagaluru sub-division DySP Kallappa Handibag (35), accused of kidnapping a person for ransom, was found hanging in his father-in-law's home at Murgod in Belagavi district. His family had alleged harassment and conspiracy by senior officials.