Coronavirus crisis: Assam man who tested COVID-19 positive commits suicide in Maharashtra


A man hails from Assam allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Akola district on Saturday after testing positive for novel coronavirus ( Covid-19).

The man, who was undergoing treatment at the district hospital in Akola, allegedly slashed his own throat and later succumbed to injuries. He was admitted to the isolation ward of Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on April 7 and tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday.

While PTI reported that he was a 30-year-old migrant labourer from Nagaon district of Assam, some reports claimed that he was linked to Tablighi Jamaat and had come from Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi.

Another case of alleged suicide was reported from Nashik where a 31-year-old man killed himself after assuming that he had contracted coronavirus.

Pratik Raju Kumavat allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling of his home on Saturday and left a suicide note stating that he might have contracted coronavirus, PTI reported, citing officials.


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