Bengaluru, Apr 22: In a tragic incident, former Labour Minister of Karnataka, C Gurunath (69) has committed suicide by jumping from the second floor of Sagar Apollo Hospital building on Thursday, April 21.
However reason for Gurunath to take such extreme step has not been established. The police have not retrieved any death note from the crime scene. This was informed to the press by the DCP of Bengaluru South Division, Lokesh Kumar.
It is said that the former minister was suffering from diabetes. For the treatment of his aliment he had flown from Kalburgi and was admitted to Sagar Apollo Hospital located at Tilak Nagar of IT city. He allegedly jumped from room number 214 of second floor of the hospital.
Gurunath had come to city on April 17 and was taken to hospital on April 20. Doctors treating Gurunath had told the former minister to take a day rest in the hospital assuring he would be discharged on April 21.
Gurunath was attended in hospital by one person named Dilip. Before jumping from the building, Gurunath directed Dilip to bring a doctor to the room. It is said that Gurunath intentionally fell from the building as soon as Dilip left the room.
The doctors said the height between the ground to which Gurunath fell and the place from where he jumped is 30 ft. Gurunath died on the spot succumbing to injuries that he suffered on his head and shoulder.
It is learnt from the family sources that last rites of Gurunath will be performed in his birth place Shahbad of Kalburgi district in the evening hours of Friday.
The police registering suicide case is now investigating possible reasons behind the act. It could be recalled that he won from Shahbad constituency as MLA as JD(S) candidate. He served as Labour Minister in the cabinet led by H D Devegowda. However Gurunath had lost MLA election in 2013 from Chittapura Taluk.