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Maharashtra: 2-month pending salary moves debt-ridden cop to commit suicide, blames seniors

In a shocking incident reported, a 56-year-old Ramsingh Gulabsingh Chavan, the Assistant sub-inspector of police, allegedly hanged himself to death at his house in Amravati district of Maharashtra on Monday as he had not received his salary from past two months and had made him run under debt.

In a suicide note recovered from his house in Chaparashipura locality in Amravati, Chavan mentioned that he did not get salary for two months and was unable to send money to his son studying in Pune. Chavan has blamed Amravati police commissioner and deputy police commissioner for the drastic step.

Officials told that, “In 2014, Chavan had met with an accident while on duty and had been undergoing treatment for it. He had resumed his duty in December 2018. However, he had allegedly not submitted his medical documents, due to which his income tax worth around Rs 51,000 was deducted.”

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“The suicide note further said that during the period of treatment, the medical board had granted him time to rest, but despite that the police commissioner did not release his salary,” the official added.

According to the official, Chavan’s suicide note also mentioned that he was taking the extreme step as he was not able to send money to his son studying in Pune and because he was reeling under debt.

“In the note, he also asked his family members not to perform the last rites until an offence is registered against the officers,” police said.

A case of accidental death has been registered and a probe is underway.

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