Yellapur: In a strange incident, a person who was suffering from throat cancer committed suicide by lighting his own pyre to attain salvation.
The incident was reported from Sahasralli village in Yallapur taluk in the Uttara Kannada district.
According to the locals, Shivarama Ramakrishna Hegade (65) committed suicide in this innovative way. He left a death note with a number of hymns and claimed that he had taken this extreme step to realize his goal of attaining salvation.
According to his family members, a few days ago, Hegade was diagnosed with cancer and was not able to eat properly. His wife had died last year.
Yellapur police visited the spot and launched an investigation.
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