Hyderabad: The double whammy of financial burden due to lockdown and worry over his parent’s health forced a migrant to end his life in Chilkalguda of Hyderabad. The victim 22-year-old Deshaboina Narayana was found hanging at his maternal uncle’s house late on Friday night. He was working as a receptionist at Sri Aadya hotel in Gachibowli.

According to the Chilkalguda police, the victim belonging to Prakasam district in Andhra Pradesh, migrated to the city a few years back and was working as a receptionist at a hotel. Due to the lockdown, as the hotel was closed, he became jobless and lost his income. However, as he could not go home due to the restrictions on travel, he came to his uncle’s home at Chilkalguda. His uncle Indla Prasad is a home guard in the Railway Protection Force at the Secunderabad railway station.

Since he came to his uncle’s house, Narayana would discuss the debts of his family and how they had further increased after a fracture of his father Ramayya’s leg. Meanwhile, on Friday afternoon, Prasad went to work as usual. His attempts to call Narayana to check the situation back home as it was raining failed to elicit any response from him. After failing to reach out to him, on further calls that night Prasad asked his neighbours to check on Narayana. The neighbour found the house locked from inside and repeated knocking on doors did not get any response from him.

He immediately alerted other neighbors and entered the house forcefully and found Narayana hanging from the ceiling fan and informed Prasad. It is suspected that financial troubles had forced him to take the extreme step. He is the only son of his parents, the police said.

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