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Kerala man who hacked partner to death found hanging in Jail

A person who is accused of hacking his partner to death at Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday was found hanging in the toilet of the district jail here on Sunday early morning.

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 18 (BPNS)

A person who is accused of hacking his partner to death at Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday was found hanging in the toilet of the district jail here on Sunday early morning.

Rakesh (49) was in a live-in relationship with Sindhu (48) and on Thursday he hacked her to death in broad day light on a busy road. Sindhu had multiple injuries on her neck and hands and died on the spot. Rakesh was later arrested by the police and remanded in judicial custody.

Police said that he was displaying mental imbalance immediately after his arrest.

Rakesh and Sindhu were both married earlier and were class mates in a local school. They were staying together for the past twelve years and recently Rakesh was estranged from Sindhu and she was living with her sister while Rakesh was staying alone.

Questions have been raised as to why Rakesh was not given proper security at the jail even after he was showing mental imbalances. A former police officer who does not want to be named told BPNS,” Police have said that Rakesh was showing mental imbalances ever since he was taken into custody. Then why have the jail authorities been callous on him. There should have been a round-the-clock watch on the prisoner as such people are prone to suicide and other acts.”