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Revenue daily wager blames officials, ends life

NOT HAPPY with getting a meager salary for over 11 years, a daily wage employee of Revenue Board ended his life jumping before a speeding train on city outskirts on Monday evening.

india Updated: Jan 04, 2006 00:14 IST

NOT HAPPY with getting a meager salary for over 11 years, a daily wage employee of Revenue Board ended his life jumping before a speeding train on city outskirts on Monday evening.

A suicide note addressed to the chairman of the board found from the person of the deceased held officials of the department responsible for forcing the employee to take the extreme step.

Rajkumar, a resident of Rasoolpur village, Kakori had left home on Monday morning for the office in the city. He was deployed with an official Kusum Sharma’s office. The persons who used to return home along with Rajkumar said that after leaving the office he reached the Kakori railway station.

He was walking beside the railway tracks when suddenly he jumped before a Sitapur-boundtrain leaving the people around stunned. They informed the stationmaster and the police about the incident.

The police sent the mutilated body for the post-mortem examination on Tuesday morning.

A suicide note found from the person of the deceased addressed to the Chairman stated that “Parishad se jude kuchh adhikari jabran hamara wetan kaat dete hain jiske chalet main apne parivar ka palan karne mein asmarth hoon isi liye main jaan de raha hoon” (some officials in the board slashed my salary following which I was unable to feed my family and was ending my life).

The family members of the deceased present at the mortuary stated that Rajkumar had joined Revenue Board as a daily wage class four employee in 1994.

He was expelled from the services in the year 2000 but he had got reinstated in 2001 again following court orders.

Rajkumar used to draw a salary of Rs 1,275 but he reportedly was getting Rs 850 only from the department for last several months. Rajkumar reportedly had pleaded for the indiscretion to the senior officials but to no avail. The family members further stated that the officials used to hack attendance of Rajkumar following which he used to get less salary.

The family members said that they would meet the top officials of the Revenue Board regarding the matter.

First Published: Jan 04, 2006 00:14 IST