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Drama at Karnataka HC as man tries to slit throat in front of CJ

BENGALURU: A 51-year-old man from


attempted to die by suicide by slitting his throat with a knife inside the

Karnataka high court

on Wednesday. The incident unfolded around 1.15 pm in courtroom no. 1 where a division bench of Chief Justice NV Anjaria and Justice HB Prabhakra Shastri, who was due to retire later in the day, was conducting proceedings.
The man, S Chinnam Srinivas from Vijayanagar in Mysuru, was rushed to Bowring Hospital where the doctors operated on his throat and kept him under observation.

According to


sources, Srinivas walked into the


hall and handed over some files to the court officer. He uttered a few words at the bench and even as the court officer was trying to stop him from interrupting the proceedings, he took out a knife and slit his throat. The bench, taken aback by the incident, asked the court staff to inform police on duty outside the court hall, who took him to the hospital.
While police were prevented by doctors from taking a statement from Srinivas citing his condition, his wife, Uma Devi told cops that she had not expected her husband to take such a drastic step.

She said Srinivas was upset after the court quashed a case he had filed in Mysuru in 2021 against a Hyderabad-based construction firm, accusing its management of cheating him to the tune of Rs 93 lakh. The FIR was quashed in July 2023, she told police. “According to the FIR of 2021, the builders had entered into an agreement with Srinivas, promising a share in the apartment complex they would construct in Hyderabad. However, Srinivas claimed that the firm did not fulfil its promise, prompting him to file the complaint. The court quashed the FIR saying it was a civil dispute and directed the complainant to approach the lower court to get the matter solved,” a police source said.