Gujarat: Rape accused ‘hangs’ himself in lock-up

“It came to the attention of in-duty policeman this morning. The incident was captured by CCTV camera outside the lock-up,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nadiad division, H A Rathod.

By: Express News Service | Anand | Published:October 19, 2016 3:38 am

A 35-year-old man, arrested on the charge of abducting and raping a minor girl, hanged himself inside the lock-up at Chaklasi police station in Nadiad taluka of Kheda district, police said. Dinesh Jhala, the accused, hanged himself from ventilator grill using his shirt during the night, police said.

“It came to the attention of in-duty policeman this morning. The incident was captured by CCTV camera outside the lock-up,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nadiad division, H A Rathod.

Jhala, resident of Palaiya village of Nadiad, was accused of raping a 15-year-old girl after abducting her from the village a few days back. Police arrested him on Monday.