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AIIMS patient kills self; cops cite his battle with cancer

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Atul Thakur said inquest proceedings were underway and the body was handed over to the relatives after postmortem examination.

A 22-year-old man ended his life on Friday morning by allegedly hanging himself from a stair grill inside the emergency ward of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Police said that the man from Gopalganj in Bihar was a cancer patient and was undergoing treatment for the last five years. Police said he probably killed himself because he was troubled by his illness.

The Hauz Khas police station received a call at around 6.15 am that a person hanged himself inside the hospital. “The body was sent for autopsy. During preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the man was undergoing treatment for the last five years, ”said a senior police officer.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) Atul Thakur said that interrogation proceedings are going on and the body has been handed over to the relatives after the postmortem.

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