Pune businessman’s son, 3 others booked for driving him to suicide
A man, two private money lenders and an unidentified person, were booked for driving a 72-year-old businessman to commit suicide.
The deceased was identified as Ramdas Sahadu Satav, who lived on the premises of his company called Glass Fibre Industries Company in Moshi area. He was found hanging in his office on Sunday.
A case under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the four persons at Bhosari Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) police station. Police sub inspector (PSI) HB Kokani is investigating the case.
"He left a suicide note describing his plight. An accidental death report was filed after his death at (Bhosari MIDC) the police station," said PSI Kokani.
The complaint in the matter was filed by Umesh Ramdas Satav, 40, the deceased man's younger son and a resident of Chakan. While Umesh has a glass fibre company in Chakan, his elder brother - the accused - has a similar business in Ahmednagar.
The four accused in the case were identified as Sujit Ramdas Satav, Sopan Saste, Dhananjay Saste, and an unidentified person. Dhananjay is the son of Sopan Saste.
The Saste duo had lent Rs 25 lakh to Sujit Satav in order to buy a piece of land in Narayan Gavhan in Parner region of Ahmednagar. In his complaint, Umesh Satav alleged that his elder brother verbally abused and physically assaulted their father while demanding money to repay the loan.
"The complainant has told us that his elder brother had forced his father to take loan from the money lenders. Of the Rs 25 lakh, some Rs 7.5 lakh were in his father's name, while the rest was accepted in the name of Sujit Satav. The deceased had paid his share of the loan, but the complainant claims that his brother wanted their father to pay the remaining amount as well," said PSI Kokani.
The complainant has alleged that he and his father were verbally abused and physically assaulted on multiple occasions, according to the police.
Whether the Saste duo had the appropriate documents to be lending money to people is a part of the police investigation. The police are yet to identify the fourth person.