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Serial rapist & killer commits 'suicide' in prison

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

and murderer Jaishankar, notoriously known as "Shankar", allegedly committed suicide atParappana Agrahara here to today, police said.

He slit his throat with a shaving blade at around 2AM, they said, adding that the incident came to light when night beat guards were on their rounds near his cell.

was first shifted to the jail hospital and later to the state-run in the city, where he succumbed to injuries around 5:15 AM.

Jaishankar, who made a sensational escape from the high security on September 1, 2013, wasarrested a couple of days later.

Considered a psychopath, he was imprisoned following his conviction in a case relating to trespass, rape and murder.

had committed crimes in both and neighbouring

He hailed from Kanyapattanam Konasamudra village in Tamil Nadu's district.

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First Published: Tue, February 27 2018. 20:35 IST