A priest in suburban Kandivali, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon, hours after learning that lockdown to contain coronavirus has been extended.
The man was identified as Krishna Pujari, 35-year-old, a native of Udupi in Karnataka, who was attached to the Durga Mata temple in the Iraniwadi area of Sanjay Nagar.
Pujari, who lived with three other priests, was waiting for the lockdown to end as he wanted to go back to his hometown, a police official said.
When the priest got to know about the extension of lockdown and that too till May 3, he was terribly depressed and allegedly hanged himself in kitchen, the official added.
They added to it that no suicide note has been found so far.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3 during his address to the nation on Tuesday. While he thanked countrymen for battling difficulties during the COVID-19 lockdown, he said states will now be strictly monitored till April 20 and only those successful in containing hotspots will be allowed to resume some key economic activities.