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Indian school teacher found dead in Maldives

world Updated: May 22, 2013 13:31 IST
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An Indian school teacher has been found dead in Maldives' Eydhafushi island, in what is suspected to be a suicide case.

Vice President of Baa Eydhafushi Council, Mohamed Riza said that the teacher, an Indian citizen by the name Satish Kumar was found hanging inside his room earlier on Tuesday.

Riza said Kumar's body was discovered when the school checked his residence after phone calls went unanswered, as he didn't show up for work.

"The teacher teaches computing in the island school. He was also admitted in the hospital last week after taking a bunch of medicines," Riza was quoted as saying by the Sun daily.

Riza said he went to the hospital where he received news that the teacher had been dead for eight hours.

"We do not know why he had committed suicide, there are lots of rumors spreading around but I do not wish to say those things because they might not be true," he said.

"He was a very friendly teacher and used to hang out with islanders," he said adding Kumar has been working on the island for three years and five months.

The daily reported that there are rumors going around in Eydhafushi that the alleged suicide was related to a relationship the teacher had with girl in the island.