Blaming inflation for pushing him to the brink, a 21-year-old worker in a paint factory killed himself by hanging from a ceiling fan in Loni, Ghaziabad, India on Monday.
The victim, Bharat Tomar, cited rising prices as the reason for taking the extreme step. “No person is responsible for my death. The only reason is mahangai (price rise),” he wrote in a suicide note.
Police said Bharat had been facing financial problems which were compounded by high rate of inflation. “The boy was looking for a better job but was unable to find one,” said a police officer.