HIV+ man ends life

An HIV positive man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a countrymade pistol at his residence in Rae Bareli’s Lalganj locality on Monday evening. A suicide note has been found which said the victim was suffering from AIDS and undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai where he worked as a taxi driver. He had returned from Mumbai around 15 days ago.

“The victim also stated in the suicide note that his wife is also suffering from the same disease and he was taking the extreme step because treatment of the disease is costly and he could not afford it,” said sub-inspector Kailash Khushwaha. He said the victim, aged around 45 years, brought the pistol from a friend in Mumbai.


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