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HIV+ man, four others end life in 48 hours

mumbai Updated: Jan 22, 2010 01:02 IST
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Five people allegedly ended their lives between late Tuesday and Thursday. The number of suicide cases has now gone up to 43 deaths since January 1.

A 37-year-old man, who had tested positive for the Human Immuno deficiency virus, allegedly hanged himself using a blanket late on Wednesday night.

The Tardeo resident was recuperating at Sankalp Sanstha, a rehabilitation centre in Charni Road, where ended his life.

The police said the deceased, whose name has been withheld, used to work as a chauffeur.

A 27-year-old man, who worked for a cable operator in Grant Road, hanged himself at his home near Grant Road.

The police said that the deceased, J. Abdul, had been depressed after his mother, who had cancer, passed away a fortnight ago. Abdul’s father expired a few years ago.

In Bhayander, the body of a teenaged girl was found on Thursday evening.

Locals said the 15-year-old had jumped into the Bhayander creek. The police have not been able to identify the girl yet.

The police said the girl had north Indian features.

In Virar, two men committed suicide by hanging on Tuesday.

A 25-year-old from Gujarat who was visiting his sister in Manvelpada area of Virar, hanged himself. Initial police investigations have revealed that Chetan Ramesh was in love with a girl from a different caste. The girl was from Gujarat.

Ramesh’s parents were against the alliance.

A 28-year-old newly wed from Virar, Hemant Suresh, hanged himself. Suresh’s wife had gone to her mother’s place in Worli when Suresh ended his life, the police said. No suicide note was found at the spot.