MORBID FEAR OF CORONAVIRUS LEADS MAN TO SUICIDE, YET TESTS NEGATIVE2 min read
PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ON THE STREET IN THE STATE OF KARNATAKA
A man in Udupi, in the coastal Karnataka area of Southwest India, has committed suicide fearing that he had contracted Covid-19, but the result of his blood test later turned out negative.
According to the Udupi District Health Officer, Sudhir Chandra Sooda, Mr Gopalakrishna Madivala, who was 50 years of age, and had taken out his own life before the result was released, tested negative for coronavirus.
Gopalakrishna Madivala while alive, worked with the state’s road transport corporation, left a suicide note that he was suffering from Coronavirus and would like to quietly put his life to an end before a cursed virus does it for him. Madivala was reported to have hung himself to a tree in his courtyard at the thick of the night.
The KMC Manipal hospital’s forensic department confirmed that Madivala had no Covid-19 in his bloodstream but died from strangulation.
However, further investigation about the deceased and his medical record revealed he had some psychiatric problem while enquiries from his relations indicated that he did not exhibit any symptoms of the Covid-19 infection’
Karnataka is a state in Southwest India with Arabian Sea coastlines. The capital, Bengaluru (formerly Bangalore), is a high-tech hub known for its shopping and nightlife. To the southwest, Mysore is home to lavish temples including Mysore Palace, the former seat of the region’s maharajas. Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot.
According to Wikipedia, the state of Karnataka also possesses immense tourism value. Renown primarily for its Heritage destinations and its Wildlife/ National Parks. Apart from that, it is also famous for its magical hill stations, spectacular waterfalls, pilgrimage centres and a 320km long coastline dotted with un-spoilt beachesShare
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