Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown, there have been many tragedies in recent months. On Thursday, Senior journalist and PTI bureau chief PV Ramanujam was found dead in his residence. According to the police, he was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his office-cum-residence. He is survived by his wife and son.
The Ranchi PTI office runs inside a government building situated near the Raj Bhawan. Ramanujam went to his chamber on Wednesday night, that was when he was last seen alive. Apparently his wife found him hanging on Thursday morning.
He will be cremated on Friday.
“A journalist has died by suicide by hanging himself at his residence. After talking to his wife, we have come to know that he was under stress from the past four to five days. A Special Investigative Team will be formed to investigate further,” said Ranchi SP, Naushad Alam Ansari.