The father of three children, who thought he had the coronavirus, killed himself so as not to infect the family

The father of three children from India committed suicide by convincing myself I had contracted the coronavirus , and now can infect his family.

K. Bala Krishna, who lived in a small village in the district of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh, the doctors said that he contracted an unknown virus. They did not say what, but 50-year-old man after watching the video on the Internet has convinced himself that he had contracted the coronavirus, now known as Covid-19.

In the Indian social networks are widely spread disturbing videos that in China people are falling sick on the streets or are in medical institutions against their will.

According to relatives of the man, his concern about the outbreak intensified last week, when in the Indian state of Kerala have been confirmed three cases of coronavirus.

Family Bala Krishna tried to convince him that he had no contact with sick with coronavirus, but the man isolated himself and threw stones at family and friends when they tried to approach him.

As reported by the Times of India, the man ran away in the night from Monday to Tuesday and killed himself.

It is believed to be the world’s first suicide associated with an outbreak of the coronavirus.

«My father watched a video about the coronavirus and went on to say that he had similar symptoms, and that he fears that can infect us,» said the son of the deceased.

All three cases of coronavirus in Kerala identified students who returned from Wuhan, a Chinese city where the outbreak started.