Man hangs self over fear of old age-related ailments

Berhampur: A 52-year old man allegedly committed suicide over fear of suffering from old-age related illnesses in Meenakshi Nagar under Gosani Nuagaon police limits of the city today.

According to sources, the deceased identified as Ajit Panda has left behind 4 hand-written notes that provide detail of the reasons behind taking the extreme step.

Mentioning that no one should be held responsible for his death, Panda in the notes, has mentioned that he was committing suicide to escape from the suffering of old-age related ailments.

“Our mother had suffered a lot during her old age. She was bed-ridden for over a year. My brother didn’t want to suffer that way which may be the reason behind the extreme step,” brother of deceased Ravindra Kumar Panda said.

After being informed about the incident, police recovered the body of Ajit and seized all the hand-written notes, mobile phone and other things from the spot.

Kulamani Sethi, IIC of Gosani Nuagaon police station said, “A case has been registered. We have examined the site of death and the body has been sent for post-mortem. The reason of death will be known only after we receive the post-mortem report.”