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Pune college professor dies by suicide; said he was depressed in ‘note’ on Facebook

The police has identified the deceased as Praful Dadaji Meshram (45), a resident of Katraj.

By: Express News Service | Pune |
Updated: July 15, 2021 10:50:04 am
A case of accidental death has been lodged at the Saswad police station.

A 45-year-old college professor allegedly jumped into a well, leaving a “suicide note” on his Facebook account on Tuesday afternoon.

The deceased was identified as Praful Dadaji Meshram, a resident of Katraj. Superintendent of Pune Rural police Abhinav Deshmukh said, “Meshram was a professor at Cummins College in Pune city. He wrote a note on his Facebook page on Tuesday afternoon.”

According to police, a search was launched for him, but Meshram was found dead in a well at Bhivari village of Purandar taluka in Pune district. According to the procedure, police registered a case of accidental death at Saswad police station.

Police said Meshram is suspected to have died by suicide due to depression, as he mentioned in his post on Facebook. A probe is on to confirm the cause behind it, police added.

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