Fearing COVID-19, 34-year-old commits suicide by jumping into lake in Hyderabad

South India

34-year-old goldsmith, a native of West Bengal, allegedly committed suicide by jumping into the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad for fear of contracting Covid-19, police said on Sunday.


According to the report from the police officials, he took the extreme step out of fear as well as suspicion of contracting coronavirus. 

He took the extreme step on July 3, but the police recovered his body, two days later i.e, on July 5, Sunday.  

As per the report, he was undergoing treatment at a private clinic for a week. Later he developed symptoms of COVID, so the doctor advised him to get admitted at a private hospital. However, he was denied admission due to lack of bed.

"He went to a private hospital but could not get admitted as all the beds were occupied. On July 3, he complained of breathlessness. He called his friend and asked to take him to tank bund, later he got down an auto, walked for some distance and jumped into the lake. His body was recovered on Sunday afternoon," news agency ANI quoted police as saying.

On Sunday, Telangana recorded 1,590 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the state’s tally to 23,902. The state also saw seven deaths yesterday, taking the death toll to 295. A total of 1,166 patients were discharged, following which the number of recoveries mounted to 12,703.


With inputs from Agency

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