Bhubaneswar: Unable to buy medicines for his ailing father, a 25-year-old youth committed suicide at Kushta Pada area under Khetarajpur police limits in Sambalpur district.
The deceased identified as Sunil Sahu was working at a garment shop in the city. He was the sole breadwinner of his family.
Sources said, after the shop in which Sunil was working closed down following announcement of the COVID-19 lockdown, he was facing a lot of difficulties in running the family. But, fate had something even worse in store for him as he lost his job at the garment shop when it reopened. With no source of income, Sunil was not able to buy medicines for his bedridden father suffering from paralysis, let alone getting food thrice a day. Besides, pending tuition fee of his younger brother, a Class X student, also burdened the youth.
Losing mental balance due to the poverty caused by the lockdown, Sunil decided to take the extreme step on Monday night. At around 9 pm, he went outside and did not return to the house after that. On Tuesday morning, he was found hanging from a tree near Sadak Ghat at Bada Bazar.