A 35-year-old man, unemployed for over six years, chose the noose in Jamshedpur in the small hours of Sunday.
Rajkumar Sonar hanged himself from the ceiling fan in the bedroom of his elder brother’s flat at Tube Baridih in Sidhgora police station area.
According to police, the deceased was financially dependent on his brother Ramesh Sonar, an employee of Tata Steel.
Two empty bottles of liquor were found from the room, suggesting that Rajkumar was extremely frustrated and had taken the step out of depression.
Sidhgora officer-in-charge Ganesh Kumar Singh ruled out any foul play, saying that the door of the flat was bolted from inside and the victim’s brother was not at home when the incident occurred.
“It is a clear cut case of suicide. We have sent the body to MGM Medical College for autopsy, having registered an unnatural death case,” Singh said.
A relative, in whose house Ramesh had spent the night, said that Tata Steel employee had last seen his younger brother alive when he left for work on Saturday afternoon.
When Ramesh returned in the night, Rajkumar did not respond to the knocks on the door.
Since Ramesh was aware of his brother’s alcoholism and in the past too this thing had happened, he did not panic and spent the night at the relative’s house.
On Sunday morning, when he returned to his flat and still found no response from inside, he raised an alarm.
“The neighbours were informed who helped Ramesh broke open the door, only to discover Rajkumar dead,” the relative added.
With this incident, 201 people have committed suicide in the steel city in 2013, according to Jeevan, a Jamshedpur-based suicide prevention centre.