New Delhi: Former Dera Sacha Sauda chief and rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s security guard Shankar Mandori, who was also a former jawan with the Haryana police has allegedly committed suicide in Sirsa on Thursday. As per sources, Mandori had been terminated from his services, following the Panchkula violence. Also Read - Suicide Risk in Bipolar Patients May Be Reduced By Electroconvulsive Therapy

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, serving a jail term in two rape cases, was on October 5, granted bail in a case related to the alleged castration of 400 of his followers. Also Read - NEET 2020 Latest News: 18-year-old Medical Aspirant Kills Self Over Fear of Failure; Second Incident in 2 Days

However, Ram Rahim Singh would remain in jail as he is serving sentence for raping two of his women followers, for which he was convicted by a Panchkula court in August last year. Also Read - World Suicide Prevention Day: 41-Year-Old Kerala Man Hangs Himself in Covid-19 Observation Centre

In August this year, his bail application in the castration case was rejected by a court in Panchkula after which he had challenged the order and moved an application before a special CBI judge, who accepted his bail plea Friday.

Earlier, the Panchkula CBI court had framed charges including those pertaining to voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means, cheating and criminal intimidation against Ram Rahim Singh.