An assistant manager in the State Bank of Patiala branch at Rampura Phul near here hanged himself on Sunday night after posting a suicide note on social networking website Facebook, blaming two senior officers.
Victim Sohan Lal, 26, of Tatka village in Shahabad Markanda in Haryana lived in a rented accommodation at Rampura Phul. “After his friends in Uttar Pradesh read the note on Facebook, they rang up the branch manager, who then called the police,” said Rampura (city) station house officer (SHO) Manjit Singh.
Posted in Bathinda, the bank’s deputy general manager, Gokul Sharma, and assistant DGM PC Singla have been charged with abatement to suicide but not arrested yet. “Sohan Lal had shared with his friends and family that the two officers had been forcing him for the past more than 18 months to be party to their illegal deeds. All this was also on the suicide note we found on his body that his family has claimed after autopsy,” said the SHO.
The bank employees staged a protest outside their main local branch on Amrik Singh Road here, demanding that the accused be arrested.