A 40-year-old man hanged himself to death after his 15-year-old son died of chronic disease.

The deceased man, identified as Ranjit Ghagat was found dead at his home in the Udham Singh Nagar district of Uttarakhand, India on Monday, Aug.23, police said.

According to the police, Ghagat’s teen son, identified as Saksham, was suffering from a chronic ailment. He was undergoing treatments for the same.

However, on Monday, the boy succumbed to his disease.

"Ranjit was a daily wager and he loved his son a lot. On Monday, when he died due to chronic illness, the man locked himself inside a room and hanged himself to death," Station House Officer (SHO) of the city police station, Amarjeet Singh told the Times of India.

"His other family members later broke open the door. He was rushed to a district hospital where he was pronounced dead by doctors. No suicide note was found," the officer said.

The death is being investigated, police said.

In a similar incident, a 29-year-old man hanged himself to death a day after his pregnant wife attempted suicide by consuming toilet cleaner.

According to the police, the deceased man was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the bedroom of his home in Gokhalenagar, Pune, India on Sunday, Aug.22.

His 26-year-old wife, who was in her advanced stage of pregnancy was rushed to the hospital after she attempted to kill herself on Saturday morning, police said.

Doctors treated her and declared her and the fetus out of danger.

In a statement given to the police, the woman blamed her husband to be responsible for her suicide attempt. Based on her complaint, the police registered a case of domestic violence against her husband.

On Sunday morning, the man visited the hospital and engaged in a heated argument with his wife and her family, police said.

He then went home and took the extreme step, The man’s brother came home later that night and found his sibling hanging from the ceiling fan.

Police recovered a suicide note from the home. Handwriting experts are assisting the police to verify whether the note was written by the deceased.

It blames the parents of his wife and other in-laws for harassing him and meddling in his family matters, which drove him to commit suicide," a police officer said.

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