Delhi: IRS officer commits suicide over worry of spreading Covid-19 to family

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Police mentioned that the deceased had received himself examined for Covid-19 per week in the past and the report got here out detrimental however he was scared that his household would possibly get contaminated of the lethal virus due to him.

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A 56-year-old IRS officer allegedly dedicated suicide in his automobile in Delhi’s Dwarka space on Sunday. A 2006-batch IRS officer, Shivraj Singh, reportedly dedicated suicide by consuming an “acid-like substance”.

He was posted at Delhi’s RK Puram as Additional Commissioner of Income Tax (CIT).

A suicide word recovered from his automobile talked about that he feared that he would possibly “unfold Covid-19” to his household and doesn’t need them to endure due to him, they mentioned.

He had received himself examined for Covid-19 per week in the past and the report got here out detrimental however he was scared that his household would possibly get contaminated of the lethal virus due to him, a senior police officer mentioned.

The incident was reported at Dwarka South police station concerning a person mendacity unconscious in a automobile, police mentioned, including that he was taken to a close-by hospital the place he was declared introduced useless, police mentioned.

Initial investigation steered that he drank “an acid-like substance” sitting inside his automobile and in addition left a suicide word through which he talked about that he was killing himself “as he feared that he would possibly unfold coronavirus”, he mentioned.

He appeared very upset with the state of affairs round and feared his household would possibly get contaminated with the lethal virus too, the police officer mentioned.

The case is underneath investigation and police will discuss to different members of the family concerning it, he added.

The physique might be handed over to the household on Monday after conducting a autopsy, the police mentioned.

(With PTI inputs)

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