17-year-old dies by suicide in Ponda

The victim is identified as Joharabhai Sendabhai Bhangra, a native of Gujarat who came to Ponda two months ago in search of a job.
17-year-old dies by suicide in Ponda

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A 17-year-old youth died by suicide at his residence in Ponda on Sunday. He was declared dead on Monday, January 17, at Goa Medical Hospital, Bambolim.

The victim is identified as Joharabhai Sendabhai Bhangra, a native of Gujarat who came to Ponda two months ago in search of a job. He committed suicide by consuming poison.

According to police, his family told him that he may have committed suicide out of frustration as he did not get the expected employment.

A few days ago, he got a job at a steel mart in Ponda, but he was not happy with the job. He expected a better salary. Johrabhai's brother lives in the Prabhunagar-Kurti area.

Police said he had lunch with his brother and other colleagues on Saturday night, but later started vomiting and was admitted to Ponda ID Sub-District Hospital for treatment, later was rushed to Goa Medical Hospital where he was declared dead.

The parents of the deceased youth are from Gujarat and the body has been kept in the Bambolim mortuary.

Ponda police are investigating further.

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