An income tax inspector who was sentenced to jail last week in a bribery case allegedly committed suicide at a hospital where he was admitted after he tested positive for coronavirus, police said on Monday.
Vinay Kumar Mangla, 45, was caught by the CBI in 2016 while taking a bribe of Rs 1 lakh. A court in Jaipur had awarded him a sentence of five years last Friday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Abhijeet Singh.
Vinay Kumar Mangla was taken into custody, a coronavirus test was conducted and the result came positive, following which was admitted to the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences, Pratap Nagar police station in-charge Shreemohan Meena said.
He was found hanging in the COVID ward of the hospital on Monday morning, Shreemohan Meena said.
Vinay Kumar Mangla, a resident of Kota, was posted in Jhalawar where the CBI had caught him red-handed in December 2016 while taking the bribe from an assessee for not imposing a penalty on his income tax return.