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Man allegedly attempts suicide inside Bangalore’s Vidhana Soudha, calls for raise in minimum wage

Bengaluru City Police are scrutinising how Revanna Kumar gained entry into the Vidhana Soudha with a knife or pointed object in hand. A case is registered at Vidhana Soudha police station for an attempt to commit suicide and an investigation is already underway.

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Identified as R. Revanna Kumar hailing from Chickballapur, the 44-year-old man tried to commit suicide by slitting his throat and wrist in Vidhana Soudha on Monday.

A 44-year-old daily wage worker allegedly attempted suicide on the third floor of the Vidhana Soudha building in Bangalore on Monday.

R Revanna Kumar, who hails from Chickballapur, allegedly tried to slit his throat and wrist inside a restroom next to Room no. 332 of Karnataka’s Legislative Assembly building. A handwritten chit found alongside other several documents he was carrying demanded a rise in minimum wages, the police said.  The 44-year-old man was rushed to Bowring hospital where he received first aid.

According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Division) D. Devaraja, the man attempted to commit suicide using a sharp weapon and has inflicted injuries in his neck and hand. “He was bleeding immensely in the restroom when a sweeper saw him. He has been shifted to Bowring Hospital and is out of danger now. Kumar works as an assistant librarian as a daily wages worker in Anur gram panchayat in Chikkaballapura,” he said.

The DCP also added that a case will be registered at Vidhana Soudha police station in connection with the suicide attempt and an investigation is already underway.

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The police said they found Kumar’s ID card, Aadhaar card and documents related to his appointment as a daily wage worker from next to the restroom where they found him lying in a pool of blood.

The police are also investigating how Kumar gained entry into the Vidhana Soudha carrying a sharp object.