Jharsuguda: A man, who was undergoing treatment in VIMSAR in Burla, died today, a day after he along with his mother and three sisters attempted suicide by consuming phenyl following the death of his brother in Lahandabud village of Jharsuguda district.
The deceased has been identified as Srikant Biswal.
According to reports, Srikant, his mother and three sisters took the extreme step yesterday as they decided to end their lives and consumed phenyl after being aggrieved over the death of his younger brother Deepak Biswal (22).
Later, they were rescued and rushed to the district headquarters hospital. Srikant was later shifted to VIMSAR as his condition deteriorated.
Notably, Deepak had sustained critical injuries in a road accident in 2018 and later went into coma. He was undergoing treatment at his house. However, he breathed his last at the nursing home, after which his family members took the drastic step.