The former Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader S.A. Ramdas is recovering in a private hospital here after he allegedly attempted suicide on Tuesday night.

The former MLA from Krishnaraja was rushed to the hospital after he allegedly tried to hang himself from a ceiling fan at his guesthouse here. Mr. Ramdas is said to be stable and responding to the treatment. He may be shifted to the ward on Thursday, according to sources.

The former Minister allegedly tried to end his life soon after a woman on Tuesday accused him of exploiting her. Denying her charges, Mr. Ramdas had said that it was an attempt to “malign” him.

C.H. Vijayashankar and G. Madhusudan, MLCs; Appachu Ranjan, MLA; and Maruthirao Pawar, president, BJP Mysore unit, visited the hospital.

Quoting doctors, Mr. Vijayashankar told The Hindu that Mr. Ramdas was out of danger. The former Minister was still on ventilator, he said. Police Commissioner M.A. Saleem said a case under Section 309 had been booked against Mr. Ramdas. The Kuvempunagar police will investigate the case.

RELATED NEWS

BJP activists protest outside hospitalFebruary 15, 2014

More In: Mangalore