He was recovering from the virus. Unfortunately, on Thursday midnight he called duty doctors and complained of severe stomachache.
Junior doctors attended him and asked his wife Devi to monitor his condition.
At 2.30 am he stated that his pain subsided. However, at about 3 am, Lingamurthy jumped from the second floor. The incident was noticed by the attendants of patients. Hospital staff rushed to the spot but Lingamurthy succumbed to the injuries.
The body was shifted for postmortem. Mattewada police has registered the case and body handed over to the family.