A 20-year-old Messi and Argentina fan, Monotosh Halder, committed suicide in Habibpur, West Bengal’s Malda district, after the Albicelestes went down 4-3 to France in the Round of 16 of the ongoing World Cup in Russia. Young Halder could not take the defeat of his favorite team in the tournament and took a huge step of taking his own life.
His family reported that he skipped dinner on Saturday and locked himself in his room. The next morning, he did not open the door and when police authorities broke into his room, his body was found hanging from the ceiling. The family mourned the death of a bright boy and his grieving father said, “My son had no illness. He was an Argentina fan and every day he used to remain glued to the TV since the world cup had started. He was distraught after Argentina’s loss to France. But we never thought he would do something like this.” The police have given a statement, “We are investigating the case. It seems that he has committed suicide since Argentina lost in the world cup.”
This has not been the first case. A few weeks ago, another fan of Argentina was found dead after the team’s 3-0 loss to Croatia.