TRICHY/COIMBATORE: On Friday, March 29, a 29-year-old man forced to live in isolation killed himself in his farmhouse in Maramadakki village in Pudukkottai district. In Coimbatore, police rescued a man living alone who tweeted that he had a suicidal idea.
Police said C Suresh of Maramadakki village fell into depression after his parents and elder brother didn’t allow him to enter the house last week because they feared they might contract Covid-19.
In 2019, Suresh worked for a few months in the Maldives after which he returned to Pudukkottai on January 15. And from, to get a new job he went to Tirupur. Due to a nationwide lockdown, he decided to come back to his family.
His family insisted that he should be isolated and later on sent him to the farm house. His brother C Balu said they suspected Suresh might be an infected person with Covid-19 since he came back from the Maldives and decided to quarantine him for a few days.
“Though he didn’t like it, he stayed in the farm house and we didn’t allow children from our house to meet him,” said Balu.
On Friday morning, Suresh was found hanging from the ceiling of the house, witnessed by a relative, who went to his room to give him breakfast.
The Aranthangi police have registered a case and currently investigating.
Coimbatore city police commissioner Sumit Sharan informed SP Sujit Kumar to send cops to GN Mills. The man told two sub-inspectors at Thudiyalur station who rushed to the place that his parents were in Kotagiri in the Nilgiris and he unable to travel there.
The police promised to take him to his parents’ home. To distract him, they asked him to inspect the vehicle with them at the GN Mills junction.
Later, officials instructed the police to allow him to use his vehicle to go to Kotagiri.