Published On : Mon, Nov 21st, 2016

Did demonetization lead to suicide of retd bank cashier in Saoner?

saoner-sucideNagpur/Saoner: A retired bank cashier hanged himself to a death at his residence in Saoner near Nagpur on Sunday. He had reportedly sufferes heavy losses in his business in the aftermath of demonetization. In his sucide note he had instructed his son to exchange Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and take out jewellery from bank locker. The deceased was identified as former Bank of India cashier Ananta Mukund Bapat, 58, a resident of Saoner, near Sai Mandir.

According to information, widower Bapat resigned from BoI and started an agricultural machines and goods trade few years ago. His wife had died two years ago following an illness. His daughter works in Pune and he used to live with son Parikshit, 26, in Saoner.

Parikshit left home for some work on Sunday afternoon and upon returning at 5 pm, found the front door locked from inside. He entered the home from the rear door and was shocked to see his father hanging from ceiling with a nylon rope.

Saoner police rushed to the scene as soon was informed and brought the body down. The dead body has been sent to rural hospital for autopsy.

Police also found a suicide note in which Ananta had instructed his son to exchange notes and take out jewellery, informed the investigative officer.

Parikshit Bapat told Lokmat Media that his father was suffering heavy losses in business due to demonetisation of notes. He said his father committed suicide because of financial pressure. Saoner police has registered a case of accidental death and further probe is on.