Sugar mill worker commits suicide; GM booked

Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 17:43

Badaun (UP): An employee of a sugar mill,
who had been staging a sit-in to protest non-payment of salary
since the past year and a half, allegedly committed suicide by
consuming a poisonous substance, police said on Saturday.

Police have registered a case of abetment of suicide
against the general manager of the sugar mill K K Srivasatav
after Ved Prakash Gupta, in a suicide note, blamed him for his
taking the extreme step.

Gupta along with other 29 temporary employees of
employees of the kisan sahkari sugar mill, Shekhupura, which
had been running in loss since the past several years, had
been sitting on dharna for the past 46 days near the
Collectorate compound.

Gupta, who had been employed with the mill since the
past 20 years, left the dharna for his house in Nai Sarai
locality last night and on the way consumed poison, police
said adding that he was rushed to district hospital where he
later died.

In the suicide note addressed to the district
magistrate which was recovered from him, Gupta has blamed
Srivasatav for his suicide following which a case has been
registered against him under section 306 of the IPC, police
said.

Gupta has also stated that he was not able to provide
proper medical treatment to his wife and himself and was
forced to change residence very often because of his poor
financial condition, police said.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 17:43

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