Man ends life due to lack of food in Ludhiana

Hunger death

The Hush Post| 11:36 pm|one-minute-read|

A 38-year-old man ended his life by hanging himself at his rented accommodation in Ludhiana on Saturday. He reportedly died due to lack of ration for him and his family of four.

As per the deceased’s wife Savita, her husband reportedly committed suicide because he had no ration. However, the police claimed he took the step due to the lack of employment during the lockdown.

The deceased has been identified as Ajit Kumar Rai  a resident of Rajiv Gandhi Colony.

He is survived by his wife and two children. He was a daily-wager labourer. The deceased’s wife said that due to the lockdown her husband had no work. . His family was on the brink of starvation as there was no ration at home.

Her husband had been looking for free ration for the past few days. He also made repeated calls on various helplines. But he got nothing from anywhere.

“My husband ended his life because the administration failed to provide free ration,” she alleged.

According to a news report which appeared in The Tribune, RK Yadav of NGO Manav Samaj Sewa Sawath Sangathan said Ajit was not getting the ration for two weeks due to which he was under depression. On Saturday, he had gone to Focal Point police station but the policemen insulted him. “As he felt insulted, he returned home and went to his room. At around 9 pm, Ajit’s wife went to his room and found him hanging. No suicide note was found,” Yadav alleged. Focal Point SHO Mohd Jamil said the allegations of the deceased’s wife were baseless as the police had not denied him the ration. “The deceased was under depression due to no employment,” the SHO added.

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