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Man hangs self in Dhanbad

Family members mourn Hari Mohan Ram’s death in Dhanbad on Saturday. Picture by Gautam Dey

Dhanbad, July 26: A 34-year-old man has hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his Krishna Nagar residence in Dhaiyya, Dhanbad. Though no suicide note was found, police suspect financial problems might have prompted him to take the extreme step.

Hari Mohan Ram, who worked as a caretaker at an apartment and an LIC agent, was found hanging this morning when his wife Chinta (28) went to wake him up. Apart from wife, he is survived by a six-year-old son, a four-year-old daughter and widow mother.

Family members said Hari, who was the lone bread earner of the family, had been staying aloof since his elder daughter’s death around six months ago. “She was only 10 then and died of some disease. Since then Hari mostly kept to himself,” said a relative.

He added that after eating his dinner around 10.30pm yesterday, Hari told his wife that he was not feeling well and wanted to stay alone in his room.

“We investigating the case. The post-mortem report will clear the cause of death,” said Dhanbad SP Hemant Toppo.

Fatal fall

A 27-year-old youth died after falling on the road in Topchanchi this morning.

Kedar Nath was going to the local market on foot when he stumbled over a stone and fell. Kedar suffered head injuries and was taken to Topchanchi government hospital, where he was declared brought dead.


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