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Cancer patient commits suicide in Kolkata

A terminally-ill cancer patient committed suicide by jumping off the second floor of a state-run hospital in Kolkata today, an official said.

kolkata Updated: Jun 20, 2010 20:47 IST

A terminally-ill cancer patient committed suicide by jumping off the second floor of a state-run hospital in Kolkata on Sunday, an official said.

Sixty-two-year-old Sheik Nizamuddin, a resident of Baruipur in South 24 Parganas, was admitted to the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in an advanced state of throat cancer, a top hospital official said.

"He jumped from the window of the second floor of the building this (Sunday) morning and died on the spot," the official said.