Maharashtra priest kills self after learning about lockdown extension

Published on : 09:08 AM Apr 15, 2020

Hours after learning that lockdown to contain coronavirus has been extended, a 35-year-old man, who worked as a priest in suburban Kandivali, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon.

Mumbai: A 35-year-old man, who worked as a priest in suburban Kandivali, allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday afternoon, hours after learning that lockdown to contain coronavirus has been extended.

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The deceased was identified as Krishna Pujari, native of Udupi in Karnataka, who was attached to Durga Mata temple in Iraniwadi area of Sanjay Nagar.

Pujari, who lived with three other priests, was waiting for the lockdown to end as he wanted to go back to his hometown, a police official said. Advertisement

When he learnt that the lockdown has been extended till May 3, he was terribly depressed and allegedly hanged himself in kitchen, the official added.

No suicide note has been found, he said. (PTI)

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