Financial woes allegedly pushed the 50-year-old principal of a government school to end his life in northwest Delhi on Friday morning.
Identified as Joginder Saroha, a resident of Narela's Punjabi Colony, the man was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his office at the MCD School located in pocket II of Narela around 6:15am by the school guard, police said.
"Satish, a security guard, said Saroha reached the school around 6am. When he went to check on the principal some minutes later, he found him hanging," said an officer.
Police said Saroha had been functioning as the school's principal for the last two years and had left behind a suicide note claiming that four persons were not paying back the amount he had loaned them.
"We questioned his family and acquaintances who told us that Saroha had sold a plot five years ago and gained a substantial amount in return. It was out of this amount that he had loaned four persons around R50 lakh," said an officer.
"His family has confirmed that he had been seeking repayment of his loan for a long time and are in the process of ascertaining the identity of, and questioning, his debtors."
A case of attempt to murder has been registered.