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Patient kills self after losing hand

A 30-year-old patient admitted at St George Hospital in south Mumbai allegedly hanged himself in a toilet early Sunday morning.

A 30-year-old patient admitted at St George Hospital in south Mumbai allegedly hanged himself in a toilet early Sunday morning.

MRA Marg police have registered an accidental death report,as per routine in suicide cases,and are conducting further inquiries.

Officials said the deceased,Shankar,was admitted to the hospital by Government Railway Police (GRP) after he was involved in a train accident on June 26. His left hand was amputated as a result of the accident,police said. Neither hospital authorities nor police have any information about his address or family.

Resident medical officer Dr Khaled Ansari said,“The patient was admitted by police a few days ago,” There was no suicide note found,he said. Around 7:00 am Sunday,a cleaner with the hospital knocked on the door of the common toilet. After repeated knocks,he alerted the medical officer on duty.

“The cleaner climbed up to see through the open space and saw Shankar hanging inside,” said casualty medical officer Dr Aniket Gaikwad.

Police said Shankar had fashioned a noose out of the long strands of a mop used to clean the floor and tied it to a pipe protruding from the flush tank.

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“We did not find any suicide note on Shankar’s person. Hospital staff and other patients said he used to silently roam the ward during the day. We have registered an ADR and are waiting for the post mortem report from JJ Hospital,” said sub inspector Yogesh Deshmukh.