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Lockdown pain: Youth kills himself after penning last wish asking father to perform last rites

The 15-year-old’s last wish has put his poor and distraught family in a fix as his father, a tailor, is stuck due to lockdown in Rajasthan’s Kota district, about 700 km away.

a class 11th student hanged himself amid lockdown in up bijnor kpt
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Bijnor, First Published Apr 14, 2020, 6:31 PM IST
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Bijnor: There are reports of suicide cases in the country amidst coronavirus scare. Now a class IX student hanged himself from a tree on Monday morning in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district after scribbling a request on the bark citing that his father should bring down his body and perform the last rites. 

The 15-year-old’s last wish has put his poor and distraught family in a fix as his father, a tailor, is stuck due to lockdown in Rajasthan’s Kota district, about 700 km away.

Now, the family of Shakir Ahmad, who committed suicide on the outskirts of his village in Sherkot area, has appealed to Rajasthan government to help bring his father to the village.

The exact reason of Shakir’s suicide is not known yet.

Police said he was mentally disturbed, while the family claimed that he was normal, but was under “some kind of spell” which reportedly made him take the extreme step. 

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