Missing fisherman’s brother attempts suicide

Brother of one of the missing fisherman, on board the ill-fated Suvarna Thribhuja fishing boat, has attempted to commit suicide at Bhatkal.

Chandrashekar (30), younger brother of missing fisherman Ramesh, is battling for life at a private hospital in Udupi.

He attempted to commit suicide disturbed by the failure to trace his elder brother. Unable to bear the pain after his brother went missing, Chandrashekar consumed poison four days ago and was admitted to a hospital with internal bleeding in Udupi on Tuesday night. Unmarried, Chandrashekar was said to be in deep sorrow as there was no trace of Ramesh since December 15, 2018.

Harish, a cousin of Chandrashekar who accompanied the family in the hospital in Udupi, said this was a double whammy for the family of Shaniyar Thimmappa Mogera, father of Chandrashekar and Ramesh.

Both Shaniyar Thimappa Mogera and his wife have taken ill since the time their son, Ramesh, went missing along with other six fishermen. Now their another son Chandrashekar is in critical condition.

Dr G S Chandrashekar, Medical Director of Adarsha Hospital-Udupi, who is treating Chandrashekar said his condition was critical and efforts were being made to improve his condition. His liver has suffered damage due to consumption of poisonous substance, he added.

Meanwhile, Udupi DySP Jaishankar, Malpe police station Sub Inspector Madhu  met Nagaraj, brother of Chandrashekar at the hospital on Wednesday and enquired about the incident. Bhatkal police have taken statement from Nagaraj in this regard.

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