Thomas Schäfer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse was found dead on the railway track on Saturday. The prosecution believes that he has committed suicide.
Police and prosecutors said that factors including the questioning of witnesses and their own observations at the scene led them to conclude that Schaefer killed himself.
State governor Volker Bouffier also linked Schaefer’s death to the Covid-19virus crisis
In a statement to the governor said that “We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all, we are immensely sad “.
Governor seemed very much shaken with this news and said that Thomas worked day and night to help companies and workers deal with the economic impact of the pandemic.
“It’s precisely during this difficult time that we would have needed someone like him,” he added.