COVID19: Elderly Couple Kill Themselves Over Fear Of Spreading Coronavirus To Grandson

The couple allegedly jumped before a train on the Delhi Mumbai up line track near Chambal overbridge on Sunday morning.

A coronavirus-positive couple in their 70s in Rajasthan died here on Sunday allegedly by jumping before a moving train as they feared they might spread the infection to their grandson, said the police said.

The police said, the elderly couple’s son had died eight years ago. Heeralal Bairwa (75) and his wife Shantibai (70) were living with their 18-year-old grandson and daughter-in-law at Purohitji Ki Tapri area in the city.

Sub-Inspector at Railway Colony police station Ramesh Chand Sharma said, on April 29 they had tested positive for the coronavirus and had since then been in home quarantine.

The couple allegedly jumped before a train on the Delhi Mumbai up line track near Chambal overbridge on Sunday morning.

According to the Covid-19 protocol, the body was sent for the last rites and a case under Section 174 (unnatural death) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was registered.

The couple had a fear that their only grandson and other family members may get infected with Coronavirus, a initial probe revealed. The SI said, the two left their home in the early hours of Sunday and took the extreme step. However, no suicide note was recovered from the spot, he said.

Meanwhile, another youth, identified as Gourav Yadav (20), a resident of Balita road under Kunhari police station allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling fan in his house on Sunday.

Kunhari police station SI Mohanlal said, according to the family members, Yadav was mentally ill and would often hurt or injure himself.

A case of unnatural death under CrPC section 174 has been registered and the body was handed over to the family members for last rites, he added.

 

 

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