‘Lockdown situation is too bad’, Pune hotelier dies of suicide

Premnath Shetty
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Dhayari, June 25, 2020: A 43-year-old man was hotel entrepreneur died of suicide at his hotel in Dhayari today, police said. The cops have found a note which reads, “Due to close down of hotel because of lockdown, situation is too bad and due to the depression I am …. Nobody is responsible for this. In my own intention, I am doing this.”

The deceased has been identified as Premnath Krishna Shetty, owner of Hotel Raj located on Sinhgad road in Dhayari. According to police, he was running the hotel for the last seven years. Around 9.30 am, an employee of the hotel found him dead he opened the hotel. Sinhgad Road police station, Pune city police, is further investigating the case.

“The unprecedented lockdown for the last 3 months has taken its toll on a young hotel entrepreneur. This is an indication of the precarious conditions of entire hoteliers and their mental condition. If this situation is continued, no one can imagine what will happen next”, said Ganesh Shetty, president of Pune Restaurants & Hoteliers Association.