The charred body of a woman was recovered from Raghunath Chatterjee Street in north Kolkata on Sunday morning. The woman was identified as 65-year-old Subhra Charraborty, who used to live at 21 Gopal Bose Lane. Police said the woman committed suicide by setting herself on fire. According to senior police officers, the 65-year-old woman took her own life after learning that her 35-year-old son, who has been admitted at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital with chest pain and mental depression, would not live for much longer.
Local residents said the woman’s daughter — who later identified her body — had given her a call Saturday night, informing her about the doctor’s prognosis.