LUCKNOW: A 74-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself inside the premises of the Shaheed Smarak Park, on Saturday, after writing on his vest that he had reportedly taken the extreme step because of his sister-inlaw.

As per police reports, the deceased was identified as Shiv Kumar, a resident of Qaiserbagh area, and was a retired employee of a printing press. The deceased’s body was discovered by a security guard of the park at around 12pm when he saw that the gate leading up to the one of the minarets of the park was unlocked. When he went inside, he saw Shiv Kumar’s body hanging from the minaret’s ceiling. Police said that the deceased had used a rope to hang himself by climbing up to the ceiling using a ladder.

He was wearing a white shirt and a light brown pair of trousers.

“On his vest, it was written that he is ending his life because of his sister-in-law,” said station house officer of Vazeerganj police station Pankaj Kumar Singh.

Police also recovered his Aadhaar card and Rs 350 cash from him. Police are yet to verify the allegations written on the deceased’s vest and have sent the body for postmortem.

Shiv Kumar’s wife had passed away a few years back and he had no children. He used to live along with his nephews Ram Kumar and Rajendra.
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