A 56-year man has committed suicide over the fear of Corona infection in Udupi. He suspected his friend had contracted COVID-19 and as he had a close association with him, he feared he too will be infected and hence hanged himself on a tree.
Gopalkrishna Maddivala (56) of Upuru Narnad committed suicide on Wednesday morning, assuming that he would be infected with coronavirus
Although symptoms of Corona infection do not appear to him, he has committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree over suspicion of having been infected by a corona trait of a friend. He has also written a suicide note.
The deceased was a KSRTC bus driver and was currently performing a duty to train new drivers.
He was a new house in Upputur, where he lived his daughter and son.
Recently, first COVID-19 positive case in Udupi where a 34-year-old man has been tested positive.
A press release issued by the District Health and Family Welfare Officer on Wednesday said that the man had come from Dubai to Udupi district on March 18.
Since he showed symptoms of COVID-19, he was admitted to the District Government Hospital on March 23. His throat swab was sent for test and the preliminary report stated that he had tested positive for COVID-19.