ICC World T20: Sri Lanka fans hang themselves to death after defeat

Last Updated: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 18:11

Colombo: Two Sri Lankan youth unable to put up with the national team`s defeat in the ICC World Twenty20 cricket final against the West Indies have committed suicide, police said here today.

17-year-old Ashan Lakshitha, who returned home after watching the match on a giant screen at city`s Galle Face promenade, was found hanging on a mango tree early this morning.

Similarly, 21-year-old Mahendran Suresh from the central district town of Hatton hanged himself in his bed room.

Sri Lanka lost to West Indies last night by 36 runs, leaving a trail of disappointed fans.

This was Sri Lanka`s fourth World Cup final loss (two 50 overs and two T20s) across two categories.

PTI



First Published: Monday, October 8, 2012 - 18:21

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