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Youth hangs self with dupatta

A youth hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his Sidhgora home in the small hours of Friday, while a woman who had immolated herself a week ago succumbed to injuries in hospital in the morning.

Krishna Poddar, 24, a car driver, used a dupatta of his sister to kill himself at his Vidyapati Nagar residence while his family members were out attending a wedding.

On returning home around 2am, they knocked on the door but got no response. The door was finally broken open and Krishna rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital. Doctors declared him dead.

Though the youth has not left behind any suicide note, Sidhgora OC Ganesh Kumar Singh said that circumstantial evidence suggested he had killed himself.

“We are certain that it is a case of suicide. The door was bolted from inside. Nevertheless, we have sent the body for post-mortem,” he added.

In the other incident, Mamta Srivastava, 35, who was under treatment at MGM hospital, succumbed to burns.

Mamta had been admitted after she set herself on fire at her Azad Market house in Telco on February 7.

According to sources, Mamta’s husband Trilok, a crane operator, had returned home from work in an inebriated state that day. Mamta set herself ablaze in protest. She sustained 55 per cent burns.

Telco police said Mamta’s parents had lodged an FIR with police, alleging that Trilok had set her on fire, though the woman had cleared his name in her dying statement.