Punjab

Batala Migrant labourer commits suicide due to economic hardship amid Covid-19

Vishal Sally | July 11, 2020 08:12 PM

BATALA: Depressed over his pitiable financial condition, a 22-year-old unemployed migrant labourer reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself, here at a focal point on Saturday morning.

Giving information, deceased's uncle, Parmodh Kumar told that his nephew Deepak Kumar had come to Batala around 7 seven back to earn his livelihood but after lockdown, he was neither able to go back to Bihar nor able to get any job here at Batala following which he was depressed.

“Today morning, when we called him for breakfast, he didn’t give any reply and when we sneaked into the room, we were astonished to see that his body was hanging with the ceiling fan”, he added.

He was rushed to civil hospital Batala, where he was declared brought dead. On the statement of the deceased uncle, the police registered a case under section 174 CRPC in this regard.

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