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Battling cancer and no pay, Jet staffer commits suicide

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 23:01 IST
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Mumbai
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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 killed himself in Maharashtra’s Palghar district, a suicide that a family member said was triggered by depression brought on by financial problems and a fight against cancer.

Some 20,000 employees have not been paid salaries for two months now as the airline struggled with a lack of cash before suspending operations.

“I do not blame Jet Airways for my father’s death, but circumstances… We have no income at home, and we had to incur huge medical expenses of my father. He ended his life owing to lack of money and his cancer,” said the son of 45-year-old Shailesh Singh, who died on Friday.

First Published: Apr 27, 2019 22:25 IST