Delhi: Government school teacher hangs self inside library; 3-page suicide note recovered

50-year old teacher Ashutosh hanged himself from a ceiling fan in school's library. Incident recorded in CCTV camera.

Government school teacher dies by suicide. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)Government school teacher dies by suicide. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Press Trust of India | February 23, 2024 | 10:57 PM IST

NEW DELHI: A 50-year-old teacher committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling fan in a government school library in Seemapuri area, police said on Friday. The body of Ashutosh, a resident of Ghaziabad, was found inside the library by a school staff, said police. The entire incident was captured by a CCTV camera installed inside the library.

During the investigation, the police recovered a three-page suicide note where the teacher cited financial reasons behind taking the extreme step. However, he did not hold anyone responsible for his death, police said. The body has been handed over to the family after an autopsy, police said, adding that further probe is underway.

If you know someone – friend or family member – at risk of suicide, please reach out to them. Those in distress or having suicidal thoughts or tendencies could seek help and counselling by calling 9820466726 or visiting AASRA’s official website or can call iCALL on 9152987821. Here are some more helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families.

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