IRS officer commited suicide over fear of corona positive

Delhi: A 56-year-old Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer allegedly committed suicide by ingesting acid in his car in Dwarka over fear of being infected by #COVID19. Matter is under investigation by Delhi Police

IRS officer commited suicide over fear of corona positive
IRS officer commited suicide over fear of corona positive

Police said the man was posted in the Income Tax department at CR Building in RK Puram. He lived with his family in Dwarka. “Around 6.30 pm, we received information from a hospital of a man who had consumed an acidic substance. By the time we reached, he was declared dead.

The victim’s MLC (medico legal certificate) showed he ingested a poisonous substance around 5 pm,” said a senior police officer. Preliminary investigation revealed he was with his family before leaving at 4.45 pm. “Around 5 pm, he consumed the substance.

Within a few minutes, he got out and started screaming for help. Security guards informed the family, who rushed him to a hospital,” said the officer, adding that the suicide note was submitted by his son to police. Police said the purported note said he was fearful of the spread of the virus and didn’t want it to infect his family.