‘Harassed’ by colleagues, public bank manager kills self in Rewa

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rewa/Bhopal
  • Updated: May 09, 2016 20:06 IST

Manager of a premier nationalised bank committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa town allegedly after being continuously harassed by his colleagues, police said on Monday.

Ravi Ranjan Kumar, 40, who was posted as manager at Allahabad Bank’s main branch in Rewa, was found hanging from a ceiling fan of his rented flat at multistoried Bhandari Complex in Civil Lines area of Rewa around 9 pm on Sunday, Civil Lines police station in-charge Umesh Marco said.

Suicide note blames mental harassment by colleagues and staff

In a suicide note found from the spot Kumar said, he was “left with no option, but to end life owing to mental harassment by colleagues and staff at the bank.” The note also mentions names of four people and their cell phone numbers.

Made all efforts to work honestly, but do not know what would happen to me in future

The bank manager has mentioned about several loans which have been cleared by him. He adds that he made all efforts to work honestly, but did not know what would happen to him in future. In the note, Kumar said that he was tired and lost sleep.

Manager had called his wife in Patna before committing suicide

According to Civil Lines police sources, Kumar, a native of Patna, had called his wife in Patna on Sunday evening and told her that he was “extremely tensed due to official reasons” before cutting the phone call abruptly.

His wife subsequently called his colleagues in Rewa, after which a few of Kumar’s colleagues rushed to his house and found Kumar hanging from a ceiling fan.

“The suicide note has been seized and will be sent for forensic analysis. Contents of the note are being probed and we’re waiting for the bank manager’s family to arrive from Patna for recording their statements, which are crucial for the investigation,” Marco said.

This is the second case of suicide by a bank manager in Rewa. Another nationalised bank manager had killed himself in a similar fashion at a rented flat in Rewa’s Padra area last year.

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