Baripada, May 15 (LocalWire): A man placed under quarantine in Mayurbhanj committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree, after escaping quarantine, police said on Friday.
The deceased was identified as Surendra Behera, 36, hailing from Raikoma village in Baisinga.
The man, along with his wife, used to work for a private company in Chennai and after returning, were quarantined in a Temporary Medical Centre at Damborudahar High School, around 12 kms from Baisinga police station.
Sarpanch Krushnachandra Hembram said that the man was found missing in the morning.
Just after 9 am, some local residents informed him and teachers of the body of a man found hanging on a mahua tree.
According to Hembram, there are a total of 12 persons including 5 women under quarantine in the TMC.
The man along with his wife was admitted at the centre 3 days ago after he complained of throat pain.
On being informed, LD Swain, the IIC of Baisinga police station and Ashok Nayak, IIC of Betnoti police station, rushed to the spot.
“The inmate might have been committed suicide either because of a family dispute or depression due to Coronavirus as he had been complaining of throat pain,” said Mayurbhanj SP Parmar Smit Parshottam Das.
“The IIC of Baisinga police station is investigating the case and has interrogated the wife of the deceased.
The body has been sent to PRM MCH for postmortem. The exact reason behind the death of the man will be confirmed after the post-mortem report,” said the SP.