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Vaishno Devi pilgrim commits suicide by hanging in JK's Reasi: police

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A 26-year-old pilgrim from today allegedly committed suicide by hanging at Katra, the base camp for the yatra, in district of and Kashmir, police said.

Vivek Lohia, resident of Jodhadih More Bokaro, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hotel room this afternoon, a said.

He said the hotel staff informed the police that the pilgrim was not responding to calls and a police party rushed to the scene only to find him dead.

He used his muffler to commit suicide, the said adding the motive behind the extreme step was not known immediately. Police has started inquest proceedings in this connection, he said.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 18:10 IST