Serial rapist and murderer Jaishankar, notoriously known as “Psycho Shankar”, allegedly committed suicide at Parappana Agrahara Central Prison on Tuesday, police said.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. 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. 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. According to reports, he was allegedly involved in over 30 rape and 15 murder cases. He was convicted in three rape cases. These cases were in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. A Kannada movie inspired by his criminal acts was made titled Psycho Shankra. Shankar’s first act of violence dates way back to 2009, when he tried to rape and murder a woman. Couple of months later, he raped and murdered a police inspector. He was nabbed by the police then but he managed to give them a slip in 2011. He continued his brazen acts before being captured again in 2013. Shankara who had high school education is survived by his wife and three kids. With PTI inputs

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Serial rapist and murderer ‘Psycho Shankar’ commits suicide in Bengaluru prison