80-yr-old man found hanging in north Delhi park

New Delhi: An 80-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree with his muffler inside a park in north Delhi as he was depressed about his illness, police said today.

The deceased, identified as Rajaram, was found hanging in Bonta park around 9.30 AM today by a passerby who made a PCR call, they said.

Rajaram had left his home yesterday around 5-5.30 PM and did not return following which his family members, including his wife and three sons, had been looking for him in nearby hospitals but could not trace him, they added.

Though there was no suicide note found on the spot, his family members told police he was suffering from TB and had been depressed about his illness, said a senior police officer.

“Prima facie, it looks as if he committed suicide and there were no external injury marks on his body. A post-mortem examination will help us ascertain the time and reason of his death,” the officer said.

The deceased stayed nearby and used to iron clothes for a living but his illness had weakened him.