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Ailing Jet employee kills himself

Shailesh Singh, 45, jumped off the terrace of his four-storey building in Nalasopara East on Friday afternoon, an official said.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2019 22:25 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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A senior technician with Jet Airways allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Palghar district due to depression as he was suffering from cancer, police said Saturday.(HT File)

A senior technician with Jet Airways allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Palghar district due to depression as he was suffering from cancer, police said Saturday.

Shailesh Singh, 45, jumped off the terrace of his four-storey building in Nalasopara East on Friday afternoon, an official said.

As per functionaries of Jet Airways Staff and Employees Association, however, Singh was facing “financial constraints” as employees of the grounded airline have not got salaries for a long time. “He was suffering from cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. Prime facie, it seems he was suffering from depression due to the ailment,” the police officer added.

It was the first suicide of an employee since the airline suspended operations, functionaries claimed. The deceased’s son is also working in the operations department of the airline, they added. Singh is survived by his wife and three children.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 22:25 IST