Young man committed suicide after Meghalaya Covid debut. A 26-year-old youth reportedly committed suicide at Bethany Hospital, Shillong hours after the first case of Meghalaya was reported. The receptionist of Bethany Hospital, Jangam Lu, said, “He came for his withdrawal symptoms. He was a psychiatric patient. We don’t know the reason yet but just that he is not that sound. It was around night time when he committed suicide. He was with his aunty. Suddenly, she noted that he was missing for a long time and they started searching the entire hospital. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 patients were also here.”
Confirming his suicide report, Dr Pakha Tesia, who was handling the youth’s case, said that he was under substance abuse and that he had come to the Hospital for detoxification. “His was a substance abuse case. He was admitted here last week for detoxification. Unfortunately, today morning we found his dead body in the drain.