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50-year-old Covid-19 patient found dead in Victoria Hospital; suicide suspected

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Bengaluru: A 50-year-old man (P466) who was under treatment in isolation ward for contracting Covid-19 has committed suicide allegedly at Victoria Hospital in the city on Monday.

He jumped from the third floor of trauma care building in the hospital premises. An autorickshaw driver by profession, he was also suffering from kidney ailments and was undergoing dialysis.

It is suspected that he may have taken the extreme step as P465 who was in the same ward had succumbed to the virus on Sunday. Following the death of the patient he may have undergone anxiety and fear that may have driven him to take the extreme step.

Before he was found dead, he had asked the staff taking care of the patients to bring idli for breakfast.

He was living with his brother’s family in the city, who are under quarantine.

The police have launched investigation into the case.

– Team Mysoorunews

Mysooru News

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