Driven by the fear of contracting Coronavirus, a 40-year-old man committed suicide on Friday (April 3) in Karnataka.
The deceased, who has been identified as Gurusangappa Jangannavarwas, was a coolie at Mangaluru and a native of Hirenandihaal village of Kushtagi Taluka. He was staying at his wife’s hometown in Kalliganurvillage, Karnataka.
As per the police, Gurusangappa had come back from Mangaluru a couple of weeks back and felt sick after his return. He went to a government-run hospital for a check up and was given medicines.
Depressed by the thought that he may become infected by coronavirus, he decided to end his life by hanging himself in the fields.