A “MUCH-LOVED” Dewsbury man who hanged himself was suffering from depression, an inquest heard.
Narendra Patel was found by family members at his home on Hope Street on October 20 last year.
The 54-year-old labourer had declined an invitation to a Diwali party at one of his brothers’ homes that night.
Members of his family went to the party, and on their return at about 10.15pm they found the distressing scene.
Bradford Coroner’s Court heard that he had drunk the equivalent of around six pints of beer and had not been taking his depression medication.
The inquest was attended by two of Mr Patel’s brothers, Balu and Pravin.
Coroner Martin Fleming said: “He was a much-loved son, uncle, brother and he doted on his family, especially his nephews.
“His sudden and unexpected death has devastated his family.”
Mr Fleming concluded that Mr Patel had taken his own life.