Bengaluru: A person named Revanna Kumar, who is working as a government librarian in Anur, Chikkaballapura district of Karnataka attempted suicide in a washroom, on the third floor of the Vidhana Soudha (state secretariat) on Monday (June 24).

While the investigations are on, it is being speculated that Revanna was upset over non-payment of his salaries for a period of seven months.

Surely, this is not the first time that premises of a Karnataka government building are being used as a ground to exhibit one’s indignation and sadness over tragedies in life.

July 2010

Venue: Karnataka High Court, Bengaluru

Jilted man stabs lover to death

Law literally bled on the corridors of justice as two alleged lovers, kicked up a row with each other in front of a court room. The male lover, identified as Rajappa, had proposed to his girlfriend Naveena persistently, but she had kept him at bay.

On that fateful day, as the proceedings concluded, Naveena and Rajappa began their argy-bargies. And as the joust reached the skies, Rajappa took out a knife and stabbed her repeatedly, in the presence of advocates.

Later, he rushed to the washroom, locked himself up and consumed poison. It was also reported he tried to stab himself. However, the present advocates rushed to the loo, broke open the door and rescued him and handed him over to the police. He was later shifted to a hospital, while Naveena passed away.

March 2018

Venue: MS building, Bangalore

Man stabs Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty

A judge or justice is a man who you desperately look up to in order to address your qualms. But last year, Justice P Vishwanatha Shetty, Karnataka’s Lokayukta was himself at the receiving end. Courtesy: a complainant by name Tejaraj Sharma who stabbed him as he met him in his office on that fateful day.

Tejaraj had met him in relation to a government contract that he had not been awarded. Even as the justice tried his best to console him, the accused pulled out a knife and stabbed him multiple times. Fortunately, the justice survived the assault and is back in action.