Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of an elderly man whose body was found on the road adjacent to his house.
The deceased has been identified as R N Goldar (74), a retired state government employee who had been living at his house on Shyam Bose lane of Chetla for quite a long time. At around 4 am, the local residents heard a loud thud. After coming out of their houses, they found the victim lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead.
According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that the victim might have committed suicide by jumping from the roof of a two storeyed building following prolonged depression. Police said that the victim had been suffering from various ailments for a long time. Around seven days ago, he was discharged from a hospital where he was admitted after the sodium and potassium level in his blood had fallen drastically.