Shoplifter commits suicide hours after arrest

A shoplifter caught making off with goods from a shopping centre in Parndorf later killed himself while in custody, it has emerged.Eisenstadt prison officials confirmed newspaper reports from today (Weds) that the 38-year-old Slovak was found dead seven hours after he was arrested and put in a holding cell.Prison authorities said the man hanged himself from a bar of his cell window.Police and prison officials are now under fire for not making the incident public themselves.Independent crime experts and psychologists have appealed to authorities for years not to put criminals in solitary cells for the first few days of detention since the chance they commit suicide in this time span was feared to be higher than later on.