Delhi: IRS officer commits suicide over fear of spreading COVID-19

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He had reportedly consumed an acid-like substance

New Delhi: A 56-year-old IRS officer allegedly committed suicide by consuming an acid-like substance in his car in Dwarka District, police said on Sunday.

As per the initial investigation, a purported suicide note recovered from his car stated that official was unwell for some time and that he feared he had contracted COVID-19. The note also stated that he did not want his family to suffer because of him.

The incident was reported at Dwarka district which received a PCR call about a man found lying unconscious in a car, police said. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said.

According to Delhi Police sources, the IRS officer had got himself tested for COVID-19 and the report came out negative but he was scared that his family might get infected.

A Delhi Police senior officer said that the exact cause of death will be ascertained after a post mortem.

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