Pune: 55-yr-old COVID patient died by suicide at hospital

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Kondhwa, July 6, 2020: A 55-year-old patient was found dead by suicide at the Coronavirus Disease (COVID) Care Hospital in Yewalewadi today morning. The deceased has been identified as Gundappa Sharanappa Shivre, a resident of Upper Indiranagar.

According to the police, Shivre and his son were found COVID19 positive and they were admitted to the hospital. There were two more patients in the room where they stayed. Shivre was tensed from day one. Around 11 am today, his son and others had gone out for breakfast when the incident took place.

Police said that when Shivre did not come for breakfast, his son went to see him. However, the door of the room was locked from inside and even after a repeated shout to open the door, there was no response from inside. After some time the door was broken and Shivre was found dead by suicide. Kondhwa police station, Pune city police, is investigating the incident.

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