Udupi, Mar 25: Fearing Corona infection a 56-year-old man has committed suicide over in Udupi.
The deceased has been identified as Gopalkrishna Madivala.
He was a KSRTC bus driver and was currently performing a duty to train new drivers.
He suspected his friend had contracted COVID-19 and as he had a close association with him, he feared he too will be infected and hence hanged himself on a tree.
Although symptoms of Corona infection do not appear to him, he left behind a death note which stated that he resorted to the extreme step over suspicion of having been infected by a corona trait of a friend.
Recently, the first COVID-19 positive case in Udupi where a 34-year-old man has been tested positive.
A press release issued by the District Health and Family Welfare Officer on Wednesday said that the man had come from Dubai to Udupi district on March 18.
Since he showed symptoms of COVID-19, he was admitted to the District Government Hospital on March 23. His throat swab was sent for test and the preliminary report stated that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
Udupi: 56-year-old kills self, death note claims he has coronavirus