Prisoner a Puttur native committs suicide & buried in Hindalga Jail

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BELGAUM: Prisoner Vasappa Gowda Poojari who committed suicide in Hindalga Jail on Friday was buried on the jail premises on Saturday.

He was undergoing life imprisonment and who allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in a toilet at Hindalga Jail on Friday was buried at Hindalga Jail premise here on Saturday.

His wife and relatives came from Puttur, Mangalore district, on Saturday, and requested the jail authorities to cremate the body in the jail itself as they did not have the money to take the body to Puttur and perform his last rites.

So due to financial instability, they couldn’t take the body to their native place in Puttur.

Puttur Fast Court convicted Poojari, 45, a native of Uppinangadi of Puttur taluk, Mangalore district to life imprisonment on September 27, 2012, in a murder case. He was serving his sentence since the last seven months in Hindalga Jail.

Poojari who was unhappy with food and he was also indisposed, he had also requested the jail authorities to shift him to Mysore or Bangalore jail, but the authorities didnt heed to his demand. He also requested them to release on Parole but to no avail. Therefore, after all these frustration he committed suicide on Friday afternoon.

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