In a shocking incident, two persons allegedly committed suicide after India’s defeat to Australia in the Cricket World Cup final. These two cases were reported from Bankura in West Bengal and Jajpur in Odisha. According to PTI, soon after India lost to Australia by six wickets, 23-year-old Rahul Lohar took the extreme step near a cinema hall in Bellitor police station area of Bankura around 11 pm on Sunday night. The second case involves 23-year-old Dev Ranahan Das of Jajpur, who was found hanging from the terrace of his house in Binjharpur area soon after the match on Sunday night.
Rahul Lohar, working at a clothing shop in the area, had taken leave on Sunday to watch the final match. He became demoralized by the outcome and hanged himself in his room, as his brother-in-law Uttam Sur told the police. Sur further noted that there were no other apparent problems in the blacksmith’s life.
No one was present in the house at the time of the incident. The blacksmith’s body was sent to Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital on Monday for post-mortem, following which a case of unnatural death was registered.
According to PTI, the second man, Dev Ranjan Das, was undergoing treatment for “emotional disorder syndrome”, as his uncle told the police. As recounted by a family member, after India lost the final, he left the house in despair.
“We have registered a case of unnatural death and are waiting for the autopsy report,” said Indramani Juanga, officer-in-charge of Jari outpost.
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Australia defeated the Men in Blue in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, leaving millions of Indians heartbroken. In the World Cup final, the Indian team had to face defeat against Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Despite remaining unbeaten till the final match, Rohit Sharma’s team could not win on Sunday.
Despite a brilliant start from captain Rohit Sharma, India managed to score a total of 240 runs in the final. The middle order struggled to maintain pace on the dry Ahmedabad pitch. In contrast, Australia displayed courageous cricket and recovered from 47 for 3 to secure the title in 43 overs thanks to a match-winning century from Travis Head.