AHMEDABAD: A 69-year-old man from the Satellite area of city on Saturday committed suicide around one and a half months after his wife died of corona. According to police, he was completely shattered after the death of his wife. Satellite police have registered a case of accidental death.
The deceased was identified as Piyush Desai, a resident of Azad Apartment-1 in Satellite. “The incident came to light on Saturday evening when some neighbours found him unresponsive. They looked from a window and found him hanging from a ceiling fan,” said an officer of Satellite police. Investigating officer of the case, sub-inspector M G Limbola of Satellite police said that Desai’s wife had died around one and a half months ago after which he was left alone. “He did not have any kids or relatives who could live with him. So after his wife’s death, he was lonely which triggered the extreme step,” said Limbola.
He said that Desai had retired around nine years ago and he and his wife were living a happy life till coronavirus took her life. “We have been facing trouble in investigating the issue as he did not have any family member who could tell us about his condition. So, we are relying on his neighbours’ accounts,” said a cop of Satellite police.