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Retired teacher ends life apparently over exclusion of name from NRC in Assam

Mangaldoi: A retired school teacher has allegedly committed suicide here apparently as his name did not appear in the updated draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, a senior police official said Monday.

This was the third such incident since the publication of the complete draft of the NRC on July 30. .

Nirod Kumar Das, who used to practise as a lawyer after retirement, was found hanging by the neck in his room by family members after he had returned from his morning walk Sunday, Superintendent of Police Sreejith T said.

In a note allegedly left behind, 74-year-old Das stated that he was taking the extreme step to "escape the humiliation of being marked as a foreigner.

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