Suicide: 40-year-old COVID-19 patient hangs self during treatment in India

Chhatarpur: A 40-year-old man, who had tested coronavirus positive, allegedly committed suicide at a COVID-19 facility in Madhya Pradeshs Chhatarpur, police said on Wednesday.

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The man allegedly hanged himself from a ceiling fan of the COVID care centre located on Mahoba Road here late on Tuesday night, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sachin Sharma told PTI on Wednesday.

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The deceased, identified as Sameer Khan, was admitted to the facility after testing positive for the infection two days back, he added.

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Police are trying to ascertain the exact motive behind his extreme step, Sharma said.

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Meanwhile, his uncle, Karim Khan, said that Sameer apparently took the extreme step out of panic and nervousness.

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He had tested COVID-19 positive on July 27, following which he was admitted to the COVID care centre, he added.

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Before the incident, Sameer talked to the family members and told them that he was not able to consume food due to throat infection, his uncle said.

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