Suicide Attempt by Bunty Chor; swallowed broken bulb pieces

By SM.12 Sep, 2017


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Notorious burglar Bunty Chor attempted to commit suicide in jail. Bunty Chor who has been imprisoned in Thiruvananthapuram Central Jail broke a CFL bulb and tried to swallow the broken bulb pieces. Consequently, he was admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.

Bunty Chor aka Devindar Singh was caught after he broke into NRI Venugopalan Nair’s house at Pattom on 21 January 2013. The court awarded him 10-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10,000.

During the trial of this case, he showed symptoms of mental illness and was admitted to a mental healthcare centre. But he was found mentally sound and was sent back to the prison.

He is involved in more than 300 cases of theft. Devindar, who mostly targeted luxury objects, has committed thefts in many cities including Delhi, Chennai and Bengaluru.