Karnataka: Shivamogga jail guard kills self during video call with wife | Mysuru News – Times of India

SHIVAMOGGA: Back home after attending a birthday, Shivamogga central prison warder Ashwak Tagari, 25, made a WhatsApp video call to his wife and allegedly committed suicide on the call at his flat in police complex here on Wednesday night.
Shifa, who is currently in her parental home in Belagavi district after delivering a baby girl 20 days ago, immediately alerted the Shivamogga jail authorities. By the time, they rushed to Tagari’s house and broke open the door, he was found dead. tnn
Suicide case: Police yet to get video call details of jail guard
Police said jail officials found him hanging from the ceiling fan. Shifa is from Ernal village and Tagari is from Hosur village, both in Hukkeri taluk of Belagavi district. He joined the police department last year and this was his first posting.
Police are yet to get details of the video call and what led to the suicide. According to his colleagues, Tagari attended the birthday of his friend in the police complex on Wednesday and returned home around 8pm. Police said he made the call after 9pm. During the call, he wished his family good health before taking the extreme step.
His father Babu Tagari and father-in-law Raje Saab, who arrived in Shivamogga on Thursday, said Ashwak was suffering from a stomach ailment for many years. Both denied marital or family disputes as the reason for Tagari’s death. “He was a caring person… We had promised him to provide the best treatment possible,” Raje Saab told reporters.
“He was physically fit and an efficient warder,” said prison officer Mahesh Kumar Jinagi. Shivamogga superintendent of police BM Laxmi Prasad said a case has been registered at the Tunga Nagar police station and Tagari’s body was handed over to his parents after the autopsy.

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