COVID19: Assam man who committed suicide in Maharashtra was attendee of Tablighi Jamaat


GUWAHATI: The COVID19 patient who had committed suicide in Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) in Maharashtra’s Akola on Saturday has been identified as Jahirul Islam from Nagaon district in Assam. Jahirul reportedly attended Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi which has emerged as the hotspot of COVID19 cases in the country.

As per reports, Jahirul, a resident of Paschim Salpara village under Rupahi police station left home for Tablighi Jamaat on June 19 in 2019. Since then he had never returned to home. After attending the congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi Jahirul reached Maharashtra with 10 other men.

Along with other members of the Jamaat, he had recently taken shelter at a mosque in Maharashtra’s Akola town. Amid the ongoing lockdown, Jahirul was deserted by his companions.

On Friday, he approached the state police after he showed symptoms of COVID19.

He was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where was kept at an isolation ward. After he tested positive for Coronavirus on Saturday, he allegedly slit his throat.

The man was reportedly found unconscious on the bathroom floor of the hospital; he died while undergoing a surgery.

Family members informed media that Jahirul had telephonic conversation with his father and wife on Friday night. According to them, Jahirul was frightened. The man leaves behind his wife and a girl child.