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Man who committed suicide was not a farmer: Cops

india Updated: Oct 10, 2006 22:47 IST

The city police on Tuesday made it clear that the 70-year old man, who had committed suicide at the state Assembly complex on Monday, was not a farmer.

The 70-year old, Gajanan Dhavral hung himself on a railing of a fence that circulates around the Assembly building in Nagpur.

The incident had created a flutter on Monday when the body was believed to be that of a distressed farmer. It was Dhavral's appearance that probably fuelled the rumours. The incident also created sensation in the administration and the city machinery.

The police were completely clueless about the identity of the dhoti-kurta clad man in the absence of a suicide note or any other paper on his person, later identified as a resident of Ayodhya Nagar in South Nagpur locality.

Talking to Hindustan Times, SM Yadav, the investigation officer of Sitabuldi police station, informed that Gajanan was a watchman in a small factory for over a decade.

The factory closed down two years back and since then he was jobless.

Originally from Yerapur village in the neighbouring Amravati district, Gajanan shifted to Nagpur about 12-13 years back, to his married daughter.

Jobless and dependant on his daughter, who lost her husband a few years back, Gajanan was depressed, claimed his daughter Rama Bangar. However, the post mortem report said that he was suffering from TB and that might have led to the drastic step, police officer Yadav observed.

Gajanjan was missing since Thursday and Rama had lodged a complaint with the local Sakkardara police station in this regard.