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Tablighi Jamaat member commits suicide after testing positive for coronavirus

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A 30-year-old man, who was a member of the Tablighi Jamaat, committed suicide at a hospital in Akola, Maharashtra. He tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday evening and committed suicide on Saturday morning.

The man reportedly used a blade to slit his throat inside the washroom of the isolation ward.

According to sources, the deceased was a native of Assam and had come to Akola with other Tablighi Jamaat members after attending the Markaz event in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, in March.

Sources said after developing symptoms of coronavirus, he himself approached the hospital and got admitted a few days ago.

Meanwhile, the police have registered a case of accidental death.

On Saturday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India reached 7,447, of which 1,574 are from Maharashtra. The state has also registered the highest number of deaths in the country. The death toll due to the virus on Saturday reached 110 in Maharashtra.

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