A 43-year-old man tried to take his own life in a washroom at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Monday. The man has been identified as Revanna Kumar, who works as an assistant librarian at the Gram Panchayath office in Anoor village in Chintamani. Revanna took the step allegedly after his job application seeking the regularisation of his services was rejected.
Police officials investigating the incident said Revanna worked as a temporary staffer and had applied for regularisation. After he received news of the rejection, he decided to take his own life.
According to a report in Deccan Herald, Revanna visited the Vidhana Soudha and went to the third floor to meet the official concerned with submitting the application. At around 1:30 pm, he was found bleeding in the washroom by people who immediately informed the police. Vidhana Soudha police officials rushed to the spot and Revanna was shifted to Bowring Hospital. He is currently undergoing treatment and is reported to be stable.
According to Deccan Chronicle, police officials found an identity card, an appointment letter and the application for regularisation of service from Revanna. They are now waiting for the librarian to recover to question him as to why he tried to take his own life. They are also trying to investigate the sharp object with which Revanna tried to kill himself.
This is not the first such incident reported inside the Vidhan Soudha. In April this year, a man working as a KSRTC bus conductor jumped to his death from the fifth floor of the Vidhana Soudha. The incident occurred on a Sunday afternoon when the number of people at the state secretariat is at its lowest. In June 2018, a businessman had attempted suicide alleging that an MLA had taken Rs 1 crore from him to get some work completed.