Bunty Chor attempts suicide swallowing broken bulb pieces

Thiruvanthapuram  : Habitual burglar Devinder Singh, widely known as Bunty Chor, attempted suicide inside Poojappura Central Prison in the capital on Tuesday by swallowing broken bulb pieces.

He is admitted at Government Medical College Hospital where his condition is reported to be ‘not serious’.

Prisoners are allowed 30 minutes for themselves after lunch before they return to respective cells.

“Bunty smashed a CFL bulb in one of the corridors and swallowed a couple of pieces” said jail warden Santhosh.

The 45-year-old was under ‘close watch’ following tip-offs on intended jailbreak.

He is currently serving 10-yr rigorous term, handed out to him this May, for 2013 burglary at residence of an NRI businessman in the capital breaching advanced security systems. Bunty had, after the incident, fled with loot worth Rs. 30 lakh.

Bunty, who has hundreds of burglary cases pending in different parts of the country was inspirational for storyline of 2008 movie Oye Lucky ! Oye Lucky.

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