Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, failed to qualify for the quarterfinals after losing out to France in a seven-goal thriller on July 1. Unable to cope with Argentina’s exit from the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia, a Messi fan in West Bengal committed suicide by hanging himself. Furthermore, The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Mantosh Haldar. He was the resident of Chhatiangachhi village in Malda district.
Suicide After Argentina’s World Cup Exit
“Mantosh was a football lover and a fan of Maradona and Argentina. He used to spend most of his time watching football on TV and playing with local lads. After Argentina’s defeat on Saturday night, he became very upset. He did not even talk to us. Later this morning, we found him hanging in the room,”
the deceased’s father was quoted as saying.
Not The Only Case
The body of a missing Argentina and Messi fan named Dinu Alex has been found in a river in Kerala, India. He left a suicide note at home after Argentina's 3-0 loss to Croatia. pic.twitter.com/qG8THvjFcj
— Vishnu Jayashankar (@vishnufutblog) June 24, 2018
However, this was not the first incident to come out of India during the World Cup. Earlier in Kottayam, Kerala, a 30-year old Messi fan was found dead after he went missing following Argentina’s 3-0 loss to Croatia on June 21. A suicide note was found from his room in which he mentioned that he had ‘nothing to look forward to now’.
“Nothing is left in this world for me to see. I am leaving for the depth of death. Nobody is responsible for my death,”
said the note was written in Malayalam found in the bedroom of Dinu Alex, a die-hard fan of Lionel Messi.
In addition, The 30-year-old from Arumanoor, in Kottayam district, has been missing ever since Argentina lost a group stage match to Croatia in FIFA World Cup. Police fear, the youth must have resorted to some extreme step following the repeated failure of his favorite star Messi. The Police and the Fire and Rescue unit have launched a search and rescue operation, mainly in the nearby Meenachil River. However, due to incessant rains, the water level has risen and there are strong currents, making search operations difficult. In one of his books, it was found written as, “Messi, my life is for you, waiting to see you lift the Cup.” In another place it is written, “My team is starting its journey, carrying my life. I will do it”.
Furthermore, What do you think about this incident? Let us know in the comments below. Mental health is a really alarming issue. We all should watch out for one and another and seek and provide help whenever needed.