The Hush Post: A 69-year-old retired government employee committed suicide and left a cheque for his last rites. He was reportedly suffering from several illnesses. His body was found hanging at a lodge in Srirangapatna on Wednesday. He left a cheque of Rs 40,000 for his last rites and instructions as to how they should be performed and by whom.
Police said the senior citizen, identified as Ramakrishna, was a resident of Ramakrishnanagar in Mysuru.
He checked into a lodge in Srirangapatna on Tuesday and allegedly gave up on life a day later.
“Family members said he was depressed over the past few days due to poor health. He has taken this extreme step for that reason,” a police officer said. Ramakrishna, who used to work with the energy department, reportedly feared that he would become a burden on his family.
“His children are well settled and he had a good relationship with them. His ailments pushed him towards depression,” the officer said.
While it is not clear what diseases Ramakrishna was suffering from, police said he had mentioned “multiple organ failure” in his suicide note.
“His last wish was that the final rites and other rituals be performed at Srirangapatna,” a police officer said.