17/10/2020 1:12 PM IST

UP Man Dies By Suicide Allegedly After Losing His Job

The man was 22 years old.

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 17: NSUI activists stalled Pakoda Shop to protest on PN Modi birthday at Youth Congress office on September 17, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Aligarh (UP), Oct 17 (PTI) A 22-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Aligarh district in Uttar Pradesh after he lost his job in a private firm amid the coronavirus pandemic, police said on Saturday.

Vijnesh Yadav of Labheda village in the Dadon police station area returned home a few days ago after he lost his job in Ghaziabad and failed to find a new employment, the police.

He allegedly consumed poison Thursday night. His family members took him to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Hospital where he died on Friday.

Yadav’s family members have told the police that he was upset over losing his job amid the pandemic.

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