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25-year-old patient at Pune mental hospital found dead, suicide suspected

In a suspected case of suicide, a 25-year-old patient at the Regional Mental Hospital at Yerawada in Pune was found hanging in his room on Tuesday morning. Police have launched a probe into the sequence of events leading to his death.

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The incident came to light around 11.45 am on Tuesday. Officials from Yerawada police station said that the patient, who was a resident of Pune city, was admitted to the hospital on Sunday after a referral from the Sassoon General Hospital.

“The hospital staff found the patient hanging in barrack 7 of the Regional Mental Hospital. Initial investigation suggests that he tore a pair of pants and used the strips to hang himself from the grill of the window. He was rushed to doctors at the hospital who pronounced him dead. The initial investigation based on the autopsy report points to a case of suicide.” said an officer from Yerawada police station.

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The family members of the deceased patient were informed and the body was handed over to them after the postmortem. Senior Inspector Balkrushna Kadam, in-charge of Yerawada police station said that a case of sudden death has been registered pending probe into the causes.

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