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Man Slits Throat In Live Courtroom In Karnataka HC, Chief Justice Shocked

A troubling event occurred at Karnataka High Court when a man, identified as Srinivas from Mysuru, attempted suicide by cutting his throat in the presence of Chief Justice Nilay Vipinchandra Anjara. Srinivas handed a file to security before harming himself. He was promptly taken to Bowring Hospital, and an investigation is ongoing to determine his motive. Officials await his recovery to obtain a statement.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Apr 3, 2024 21:01 IST
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Man Slits Throat In Live Courtroom In Karnataka High Court
Man Slits Throat In Live Courtroom In Karnataka High Court

A distressing incident unfolded at the Karnataka High Court when a man attempted suicide by slitting his throat in the presence of Chief Justice Nilay Vipinchandra Anjara. The individual, identified as Srinivas from Mysuru, reportedly entered Court Hall One and handed over a file to the security staff before suddenly drawing a knife from his pocket and inflicting self-harm. The shocking act occurred while the Chief Justice was present, prompting immediate intervention from the security personnel.

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Srinivas was swiftly rushed to Bowring Hospital for urgent medical attention. The gravity of the situation raised concerns among court officials and law enforcement authorities. While the motive behind Srinivas’s extreme action remains unclear, police officials have stated that they will seek clarification once he is in a stable condition to provide a statement.

Chief Justice Nilay Vipin Chandra Anjara expressed deep concern about the security protocols within the high court premises. He emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into the incident and instructed the police to gather evidence from the scene and document their findings meticulously.

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Amidst the unfolding events, questions arose about the contents of the file handed over by Srinivas to the security staff before the self-harm incident. However, due to procedural limitations, the court was unable to examine the file, as it was not formally presented by an advocate.

First published on: Apr 03, 2024 09:01 PM IST

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