Bengaluru journalist kills self in jail, family suspects foul play

Updated: Oct 17, 2019, 07:41 IST | ANI | Bengaluru

According to the police, Raj had killed himself by hanging from a bell in Shiva temple inside the jail complex

This picture has been used for representational purposes.
This picture has been used for representational purposes.

Bengaluru: Editor of a Bengaluru based tabloid has allegedly committed suicide in Central Prison, where he was lodged after being sent to judicial custody in a rape allegation. Victim identified as Ani Raj was the editor of Bengaluru based tabloid Voice of Yalahanka and was found dead inside the prison complex on Tuesday.

According to Deputy Police Commissioner South West Bengaluru, Raj had killed himself by hanging from a bell in Shiva temple inside the jail complex. However, family members have alleged foul play claiming that they have met him hours before the incident and the victim was not in a state to commit suicide.

Family members demanded investigation in the incident alleging it to be a case of murder. More details are awaited.

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