Mysuru: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced a compensation of Rs 50 lakh and a sub registrar job for the wife of doctor Nagendra S R who committed suicide on Thursday.
Earlier, the state government had announced a compensation of Rs 30 lakh, but later, increased it to Rs 50 lakh.
"In line with Centre's guidelines, I have ordered Rs 50 lakh compensation to the family of late Nagendra on compassionate grounds," said the Chief Minister.
It can be recalled that Nagendra, working as the taluk health officer in Nanjangud, allegedly committed suicide on Thursday morning because he could not bear the pressure on the job. His family has also given the same reason, sources said.
Meanwhile, Mysuru Police Commissioner Chandra Gupta declined to confirm if the death was a suicide.
Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar has also said that a thorough investigation will be held transparently.
Sources added that the doctor was facing pressure from the Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer to meet the target of rapid antigen tests.
Meanwhile, the CM also announced that the Mysuru regional commissioner will conduct an investigation into the incident.
"An impartial and thorough investigation will be conducted into the incident," said Yediyurappa.
With inputs from IANS
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