A 29-year-old man died on Monday, April 27, after he allegedly consumed two bottles of sanitiser in Karnataka's Dharwad district. The deceased has been identified as Sudeep Karianna.

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Dharwad man consumes two bottles of sanitiser.Representational image

International Business Times, India tried reaching out to Dharwad Police Commissioner R Dileep and SP Vartika Katiyar. Firstly, our attempt to reach the Police Commissioner did not return a response. We then reached out to the SP, who said she was not aware of the incident.

Meanwhile, a 50-year-old man, a patient of novel coronavirus infection, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of the Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru, where he was reportedly admitted.

The Covid-19 patient, who was admitted with acute respiratory problem, jumped from the trauma ward of the Victoria Hospital at around 8:30 am, according to a senior police official. As per sources, the man was also suffering from kidney-related problems.

"We are investigating the matter," Dr Rohini Katoch Sepat, Deputy Commissioner of Police, South Division, Bengaluru City, told a news agency.

Karnataka reports 510 Covid-19 cases

Till now, over 510 coronavirus positive cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, which includes 19 deaths and 188 discharges. At least eight new positive cases have been reported from 5:00 pm on Sunday till 12:00 noon today, confirmed the Karnataka government.

The story will be duly updated upon learning more.