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Cricketer Sehwag's uncle hangs himself

delhi Updated: Sep 04, 2010 01:40 IST
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Depressed about his deteriorating condition, a 71-year-old man allegedly committed suicide at his southwest Delhi on Wednesday, the police said.

The deceased was later identified as Bhagat Singh, who is reported to be the second uncle of India's ace cricketer Virender Sehwag.

"Singh was found hanging from a ceiling fan inside his bedroom at his residence in the Naya Bazar area two days ago," said a senior police officer.

He was rushed to a nearby private hospital, where he was declared brought dead on arrival. Singh was suffering from multiple kidney failure.

"According to his family, one of Singh's kidneys was damaged while the other had stopped functioning. He was depressed over it and that was the reason behind his committing suicide," the officer said. No suicide note, however, has been recovered from his possession.

"His family claims that the cause of his death was a heart attack. We have registered a case and sent the body for a post-mortem examination to be certain," the officer added.

Sehwag's father, who passed away a few years ago, had six brothers. His family moved to an upscale south Delhi locality after his death while the rest of the family stayed back at their ancestral home in Najafgarh.