Police said the deceased, Mahesh Vadavia (30) committed suicide on Saturday evening. His body was found hanging by his factory workers.
“Patel, a native of Khakharala village of Morbi taluka, had set up a propane gas plant in Shri Hari Industrial Area before the imposition of the lockdown. After the lockdown period, he incurred a heavy loss in his business which made him sink into a deep depression,” said an official from Morbi taluka police station.
“He had been suffering from depression for the past 20 days, which ultimately drove him to take the drastic step,” added the official.