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Fed up with COVID situation, 92-year-old trade union leader Dada Samant commits suicide

Apparently fed up with the COVID situation and personal health issues, senior trade union leader Dada Samant has committed suicide by hanging in suburban Borivali, police said on Saturday. He was 92.  

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New Delhi Published on: May 23, 2020 15:53 IST
Senior trade union leader Dada Samant, aged 92, hangs self
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Senior trade union leader Dada Samant, aged 92, hangs self in Borivali

Senior trade union leader Dada Samant has committed suicide. He was 92. According to the police, Dada Samant was apparently fed up with the COVID-19 situation and personal health issues and took the drastic step as a result. 

Samant, the Maharashtra General Kamgar Union Leader, was found hanging at the residence of his elder daughter on Friday morning, an official said. He was brother of prominent trade unionist Datta Samant who was shot dead by gangsters in 1997. 

When asked about the likely trigger behind the suicide, a Dahisar police official said they had found a suicide note at the spot left behind by Dada Samant stating that he was fed up with the COVID situation and personal health issues.

Dada Samant was not coronavirus positive, he said and ruled out any foul play.

(With PTI inputs)

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