Bengaluru, Feb 27 (PTI) Serial rapist and murderer Jaishankar, notoriously known as “Psycho Shankar”, allegedly committed suicide at Parappana Agrahara Central Prison here to today, police said. Also Read - Karnataka Man Strangles Leopard to Death in Battle of Survival, Hailed as Real Life George Kutty

He slit his throat with a shaving blade at around 2 AM, they said, adding that the incident came to light when night beat guards were on their rounds near his cell. Also Read - Popular Nandi Hills in Karnataka to Get A New Ropeway

Jaishankar was first shifted to the jail hospital and later to the state-run Victoria hospital in the city, where he succumbed to injuries around 5:15 AM. Also Read - Lockdown Travel Guidelines: Arriving from Maharashtra, Kerala? Check New Airport Rules

Jaishankar, who made a sensational escape from the high security central prison on September 1, 2013, was arrested a couple of days later.

Considered a psychopath, he was imprisoned following his conviction in a case relating to trespass, rape and murder.

Jaishankar had committed crimes in both Karnataka and neighbouring Tamil Nadu.

He hailed from Kanyapattanam Konasamudra village in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district.

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