Condition of Radheshyam Prajapathi, a farmer who consumed pesticide in MP while standing in queue at a bank, is stable and he is reported to be out of danger.
Prajapati, aged 40, hailing from Narayangarh in Mandsaur took the extreme step after failing to encash his cheque at the Central Bank of India’s city branch. He was admitted in district hospital following it.
Narayangarh police station in-charge Darshana Mujalde said that police is investigating the matter.
“On Monday, we would record statement of bank employees and others who witnessed the incident. If the any bank employee is found guilty in the matter, we will register a case under relevant sections and take necessary action against him,” Mujalde said.
Bank manager Sunil Dohare maintained that he was ready to make the payment, and is clueless why the farmer attempted to end his life.
However, those who were well-acquainted with Prajapati said that he had deposited on November 24 a cheque of Rs 25,141, which he received from Sadhana Trading Company at Pipliya mandi in Mandsaur, for trading his soyabean crop. Since then, the farmer had been visiting the bank to withdraw money, but to no avail.
A few sources from the bank said that Prajapati, who had a bank account with Central Bank of India in Narayangarh, got the cheque of State Bank of India (SBI), Pipliya mandi branch. While the bank has to send this cheque to SBI Pipliya mandi branch for clearance, they had sent it to SBI Mandsaur branch on November 24. Subsequently, Mandsaur branch reverted his cheque to Narayangarh bank. After this, bank employees at Narayangarh bank had sent this cheque to SBI Pipliya mandi branch on December 8 for clearance and this could be one reason behind delay, they said.