A diamond polisher, who police said had run away from his home in Surat, allegedly hung himself to death in Dhoraji town of Rajkot district on Wednesday. His motive remains uncertain.
Yogesh Vaghasiya (26) was found hanging in his rented room in Nava Bus Stand of Dhoraji by his landlady Bhavna Vachhani at 10 am on Wednesday, police said. Vachhani, who also used to supply meal to Vaghasiya immediately alerted the police. The police broke open door of the room and recovered his body. He had hung himself from the ceiling of his room.
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Police suspect that Vaghasiya committed suicide around three days back. Neighbours sensed something unusual after foul smell started emanating from the one-room house and alerted Vachhani. The landlady peeked into the room through a window and found the man hanging.
“We recovered his voter’s identity card from his room. The card had address of Surat. But when we contacted his parents in Surat, they told us that Vaghasiya had run away form home around eight years ago and that they had no relationship with him. However, they have agreed to claim his body,” an officer of Dhoraji police said.
Vaghasiya’s family is native of Jetpur taluka of Rajkot but had migrated to Surat a few years ago. Police said that the youth, who was unmarried had come to Dhoraji around one-and-half month ago and had been working as a diamond polisher at a unit near Nava Bus Stand.
“We have not recovered any suicide note from his room. Nor his friend in Dhoraji are saying that he had talked to them about any issues. It being a Wednesday, diamond factories are closed and we are trying to contact his employer,” the police officer further said.