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GoAir staffers booked for abetting youth’s suicide, Company says they are framed

Nagpur: Ajni police have booked two GoAir staffers on the charges of abetting suicide of youth working as a ground crew member at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport. On May 30, Manthan Mahendra Chauhan (19), a resident of Chandramani Nagar ended his life by hanging himself from the iron rod of the ventilator at his resident.

Following two months-long probe, Ajni police initially registered a case of accidental death now have booked accused identified as Akshay Patil working as a manager, GoAir and Nilay Janbandhu, senior ramp officer of the charges of abetting suicide.

Back then the parents of the deceased boy had alleged that Manthan was under stress for the past many days. They claimed that he was being harassed by his seniors and forced to report to work despite illness.

According to police, Manthan was ailing with jaundice back in May. However, his seniors summoned him to work even after he informed them about his heath and requested them to grant him a few days leaves to recuperate. But his superiors did not entertain his request and even threatened to terminate his employment. Which forced the 19-year-old to commit suicide.

Before hanging himself, Manthan left a suicide note addressing his mother who is serving in the Nagpur City police. He wished his mother a happy birthday and apologized for committing suicide and apologized for committing suicide.

On respond to the news, the GoAir released its official statement backing their two employees and claiming that Patil and Janbhandhu were framed in the case.

“GoAir has extended full cooperation and support to the investigating authorities in the 19-year-old employee Manthan Mahendra Chavan suicide case that took place at his residence on 30th May 2019.

Mr. Chavan was working with GoAir as trainee ramp officer at Nagpur airport for about 9 months. GoAir shall obtain a copy of the F.I.R filed by Nagpur Police, in which two employees Akshay Patil and Nilay Janbandhu have been wrongly booked. The Nagpur Police had recorded statements from GoAir employees at two different occasions in the past and all requisite information related to the matter had been handed over to the authorities, as requested.

The initial enquiry was conducted and the authorities did not find any complicity of the employees in the incident. Our legal team is ascertaining the facts and after taking a considered view, we will decide the next course of action.

GoAir deeply regrets the demise of Mr. Chavan who left a suicide note where he wished his mother a happy birthday and apologized for committing suicide. Our hearts go out to the parents and family members of young Manthan. With immediate effect GoAir had released his dues and other compensation as per the Company policy.”

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