Kundapur,Feb 4, 2017 : Jayaraj, an employee of the Saligrama Town Panchayat who was facing charges of harassing a Dalit woman and was also issued a show cause notice by the Town Panchayat Chief Officer, attempted suicide on February 3, Friday by jumping off the Mabukala bridge.
However, passersby who saw Jayaraj jumping into the water, rescued him and he was immediately rushed to the hospital. He has survived but has suffered serious leg injury.
It has been gathered that Jayaraj was deeply depressed over the developments and the false allegations against him. Sources said even the Town Panchayat members had demanded action against him.
Kota police have registered a case.