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Shocking! Old-age ‘fear’ drives Odisha man to commit suicide


Berhampur: A 52-year-old man allegedly committed suicide fearing old-age related sufferings at Meenakshi Nagar under Gosani Nuagaon police limits in Odisha’s Berhampur town yesterday.

The deceased has been identified as Ajit Kumar Panda (52), who was a Laboratory Assistant at Royal College Of Pharmacy And Health Sciences here.

During the night before the day of the incident, Panda had posted on Facebook a photo of his suicide note in which it was mentioned that he saw “a very difficult old-age” period of his deceased mother for which he feared the old-age.

“Nobody is responsible for my committed suicide,” the note further read.

On being informed by his kin and colleagues, police reached Panda’s rented house yesterday morning and seized the body which was found in a hanging state. The suicide note has also been seized by the cops.

An unnatural death case has been registered into the incident. The reason of the death can be ascertained after post-mortem of the body, a police official said.