Lucknow: A 50-year-old man committed suicide on Friday and police found a suicide note of him in which he blames India’s extended lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic that made him to be poor and he was unable to take care of his family.
The deceased name is Bhanu Prakash. His body was found on a rail track in the Lakhimpur Kheri district. Railway Police rushed to the spot and seized his body. They found a suicide note with him.
Mr Gupta wrote in a suicide note that he used to work in a hotel which is nearby Shahjahanpur District and was unemployed since the lockdown and had reportedly run out of cash in the last few days.
The lockdown has depressed him because he couldn’t take care of his unwell mother, wife and four children.
Besides, in the suicide note, the man said that there was only wheat and rice left in his house, so he extended his thanks to the government ration shop, but unfortunately, it was not enough for us. He furtherly said he did not have money to buy other essentials like sugar, salt and milk.
The Uttar Pradesh government has promised that they will take care of the family.
Shailendra Kumar Singh, District Magistrate of Lakhimpur Kheri, said that we have conducted a preliminary inquiry. He has a ration card and he was distributed grain this month as per his quota and so, he had no shortage of grain. We will investigate the reasons for suicide. We have found the suicide note.