Lawyer commits suicide, blames govt officials in UP

A lawyer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling after his repeated plea to authorities to get his wife transferred failed to get any response, police said.

Updated: Jan 20, 2011, 16:12 PM IST

Kanpur: A lawyer allegedly committed suicide
by hanging himself from a ceiling after his repeated plea to authorities to get his wife transferred failed to get any
response, police said.

Vinay Kumar Singh (42), a resident of Feelkhana area,
hanged himself last night in his room when his daughter was
studying in a separate room and his wife was away.

"He was depressed since last few days as he wanted his
wife, Uma, a primary school teacher at Farrukhabad, to be
transferred to Kanpur," Circle officer Sameer Saurabh said.
Vinay had also written request letters in this regard to
senior district officials as well to state Health Minister
Anant Kumar Mishra, an MLA from Farrukhabad, his family
members said.

In a suicide note found from his room, Vinay has
alleged that he was taking this extreme step as he was fed up
with the system as his request was not met, instead his wife
was suspended, the Circle Officer said.
He said efforts are also being made to trace the original
suicide note as the one found is a photocopy.

An investigation is on to probe the exact cause of his
death, he said.

PTI