Retired bank officer shoots self dead in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jun 10, 2016 21:05 IST

A 63-year-old retired bank officer in Bhopal allegedly shot himself dead on Thursday evening and left behind a note saying that his thinking did not match with that of the next generation and that was the reason behind his suicide.

Rajesh Pratap Singh Baghel shot himself with his licenced rifle at his Kolar road residence, the police said.

“There is no institution like God. I believe in humanity. I have lived my life as per my values. With the passage of time, there is a change in ideology and thinking doesn’t match. My body (should) be donated to AIIMS for study medical students. The decision to end (my) life is my own and nobody should be harassed after my death. All my property (should) be given to my wife and my younger daughter. My son and elder daughter are well-off,” his suicide note read.

Deceased was upset with various domestic issues: Police

Police sources said Baghel’s suicide note gave enough hints that there were differences between the deceased and his children. He was upset with various domestic issues, they said.

“On Thursday evening around 7 pm, Baghel came to his house after buying vegetables. At the time of the incident, his wife and younger daughter were watching TV in the hall while he was in his room. Around 8 pm, they heard a gunshot from his room after which they rushed towards his room only to find it closed from inside,” said assistant sub-inspector Satyendra Singh Parmar.

“With the help of neighbours, they broke the door and found him lying dead. They immediately called an ambulance and rushed him to a nearby hospital, but he was already dead by that time,” he added.

The police have registered a case and will record the statements of his family members.

“The family members of the Baghel were not in a condition to talk to the police on Thursday. We will try to record their statements on Friday to know the exact reasons behind his suicide. His son, who lives in USA, will reach Bhopal on Friday after which the police will talk to him to know if his father was involved in any dispute with someone or not,” said Parmar.

Baghel had retired as general manager of Madhya Pradesh Rajya Sahkari Krishi and Grameen Vikas Bank three years ago.

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