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COVID-19 positive patient commits suicide in Pune

ANI | July 07, 2020 01:16 PM
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Pune (Maharashtra) [India], July 7 (ANI): A 60-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at a quarantine centre in Pune.

Both he and his son were tested positive for COVID-19 recently. The incident took place at around 10 am on Monday.

"A 60-year-old man committed suicide at quarantine centre of Pune Municipal Corporation in the city's Kondhwa yesterday. He and his son were tested positive for COVID-19 earlier and both were put in quarantine centre (hostel) in Pune's Kondhwa," the Pune Police said.

"The incident took place at about 10 am in the morning when the man hanged himself in the quarantine centre. The reason for the suicide is not clear yet," police added.

Maharashtra currently has the highest number of cases in the country. As per the latest figures, there are 2,11,987 confirmed cases. Out of them, 1,15,262 have recovered, while 9,026 have lost their lives, according to the Union Health Ministry. (ANI)

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