A 30-year-old man who was a member of the Tablighi Jamaat committed suicide at a hospital in Akola, Maharashtra. He tested positive for Coivd-19 on Friday evening and committed suicide early Saturday morning.
The man reportedly used a blade to slit his throat inside the washroom of the isolation ward. According to sources, the deceased was a native of Assam and had come to Akola with other Tablighi Jamaat members after attending the Merkaz event in Nizamuddin, New Delhi between March 6 and 8.
Sources said after developing symptoms of Covid-19, he himself approached the hospital and got admitted a few days ago. Meanwhile, the police have registered a case of accidental death.
On Saturday monring, the total number of Covid-19 cases in India reached 7,447, of which 1,574 are in Maharashtra.