A 37-year-old patient admitted to Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital allegedly committed suicide in the early hours of Friday. No suicide note has been recovered, the police said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said Jamil, a resident of Kanjhawala, jumped from the third floor of the general ward. “He was admitted on July 2 to get his tuberculosis treated. His brother was attending to him,” Mr. Gupta said.
The police said Jamil’s brother took him to the washroom around 2.30 a.m. and then back to his bed. “The brother then went to sleep outside the ward. It appears that Jamil has committed suicide between 3 a.m and 6 a.m.,” Mr. Gupta said.
The hospital informed the police at 6.45 a.m., after which a team reached the spot. He jumped through the window of the ward, the police said.
The reason behind the alleged suicide has not been ascertained yet. “Jamil was really ill. He had pipes attached to his body. We are yet to determine why he jumped,” Mr. Gupta said.
CrPC Section 174
The police said the case will be investigated under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (police to enquire and report on suicide).
Suicide prevention helpline: Sanjivini, Society for Mental Health, Telephone: 011-4076 9002, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. -7.30 p.m.
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