An elderly man committed suicide fearing social stigma after testing positive for Covid-19 in Angul district on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Jagabandhu Bag (65) of Sapuinali village under Chhendipada police limits in district. As per police sources, Bag tested positive for virus on Sunday. Though an ambulance arrived to shift him to a Covid Hospital, he refused to go to the healthcare facility.
He was reportedly under stress fearing social stigma. Around 7 am on Tuesday, his body was found hanging from a tree near village.On being informed, police reached spot, recovered body and initiated an investigation. An unnatural death case has been registered in this connection.