Udupi: Man ends life relating symptoms to coronavirus

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (MS)

Udupi, Mar 25: In a tragic incident that occurred on the early morning of Wednesday, March 25, a man who thought that he has contracted the dreaded coronavirus infection, killed himself at Uppoor near here.

Gopalakrishna Madivala (56), a resident of Narnadu of Uppoor is the person who hanged himself from a cashewnut tree in the compound of his house. It is said that Gopalkrishna was awake till 2 am in the morning and had spoken with his family members.

When his family members woke up and saw at 5 am, Gopalkrishna was found hanging. It is learnt that he has written a death note before killing himself in which he has written that he is killing himself as he has doubt that he has acquired the dreaded coronavirus infection. However, locals said that he did not display any symptoms of coronavirus.

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It is also said that the deceased had told to one of his friend that he has symptoms of coronavirus infection. This fear is the reason for his extreme step, it is said.

As the death note of deceased contained mention of coronavirus family members and locals waited till afternoon for the police and health officials to get the body down from the tree.

The deceased was working as a KSRTC bus driver for many years and recently was giving training to new drivers. He is a native of Kokkarne but was living in Kokkarne, where he had built a new house. He is survived by his wife, son and daughter.



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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    May the departed soul of dear Ramakrishna rest in peace... Condolences to his bereaved family... Simply at all, on doubt, you lost your life dear!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Very sad.I am sure it is due to lack of correct information.He must have misunderstood the symptoms ,and thought didnt want to infect family.Atleast he could have asked with specialists about this whether it is curable ,or a test for example.Heartfelt sympathy to his family.May his soul rest in peace.

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  • Nik, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Please ensure media keeps reminding people that they will not die. The media is only telling them to wash Thier hands and showing people contacting it or dying. Atleast local channels can keep giving ads. Its sad that he ended his life over something that would have possibly never happened.

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Did the leaders and media not mention to this man that Corona is curable ?

    We are making efforts to contain the contagion, why are these people failing us even before the diseases reaches them ?

    Nevertheless, RIP. Family members, please don't think this is the end of the world, we need to pull on.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi-udupi

    Wed, Mar 25 2020

    This iz called Sick person.

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