Disappointed by his failure in love, 32-year-old Sachin Gawas from Tiska Usgaon committed suicide at his home on Wednesday, police said.
Gawas was rushed to a private hospital in Ponda by his family and friends after he was found hanging in the store room of his house on Wednesday afternoon. The hospital declared him ‘brought dead’.
According to the police, he was in love with a girl who was not interested in him. Annoyed over her lack of interest, he slapped the girl in public on Wednesday, police said. She narrated the incident to the Ponda police soon after she was assaulted.
Ponda police sub inspector Sachin Lokare said based on the girl’s statement a police team headed to his house. However, at around 3pm Gawas committed suicide by hanging himself with a saree, Lokare added.
The deceased’s neighbours said that Gawas must have committed suicide out of fear of being arrested as he was aware that the girl had informed the police of his assault.
Police have recovered the body which has been preserved in the morgue of the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim; for an autopsy to be conducted on Thursday.