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Rajasthan: Afraid of infecting grandson, Covid positive elderly couple commits suicide | Jaipur News – Times of India

KOTA: Afraid of infecting their only grandson, a corona positive elderly couple in home quarantine in Kota allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train on Delhi-Mumbai upline track near Chambal overbridge under Railway Colony police station area on Sunday.
Police have lodged a case under Section174 for investigation into the matter and sent the bodies for last rites as per corona protocol.
The deceased were identified as Heeralal Bairwa (75) and his wife Shantibai (70), residents of Purohitji Ki Tapri under Railway Colony police station of Kota city.
The couple, who had lost their only son around eight years ago and were living with their 18-year-old grandson and daughter-in-law at Purohitji Ki Tapri area, had tested Covid positive on April 29. Since then the couple had been home quarantined, Railway Colony police station sub-inspector Ramesh Chand Sharma said.
Preliminary investigation revealed the couple feared that they might infect their grandson and other members of the family with the fatal virus. Early on Sunday morning, they left their home and allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a moving train on Delhi-Mumbai upline track near Chambal overbridge, the SI said. Police reached the spot around11am and recovered the bodies, he added. The police sent the bodies for last rites as per Covid protocol and lodged a case under Section 174 of CrPC for further investigation. No suicide note was recovered from the spot.
Meanwhile, another youth identified as Gourav Yadav (20), a resident of Balita road under Kunhari police station area, hanged himself from a ceiling fan in his house on Sunday. According to family members, the youth was mentally challenged and would often hurt or injure himself, Kunhari police station sub-inspector Mohanlal said.
Police handed over the body to family members for last rites and lodged a case of unnatural death under Section174 of CrPC for investigation, he further said.

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