Nagpur: Over 70 Track Inspectors gathered at the office of Divisional Railway Manager of Central Railway on Sunday and demanded impartial probe into suicide by a 27-year-old trackman Paras Meena who ended his life at his Hinganghat-based railway quarters alleging harassment at the hands of senior officials. The deceased trackman had allegedly accused Track Inspector R K Ranjan of harassing him. Earlier, carrying the body of trackman Paras Meena, relatives of the deceased had created ruckus at the office of the Central Railway DRM on Thursday. The kin had demanded action against the officials named in the suicide note left behind by Meena. Subsequently, the accused Track Inspector Ranjan was placed under suspension with immediate effect.
According to sources, the officials, Meena has mentioned in his suicide note, were not sanctioning him leave despite requesting repeatedly. The relatives and Meena’s colleagues, under the banner of Railway Staffers’ Union, staged protests against the authorities at DRM office.
However, the Track Inspectors alleged that the deceased trackman Paras Meena had also threatened to commit suicide in letters sent to higher officials. But later apologised in writing and had said he is was ashamed over the episode. He used to attend duty under influence of liquor. However, the officials to a lenient view for the sake of his job safety. The deceased Paras Meena was spared of any action over his first letter threatening to commit suicide. Everything is in written record, the Track Inspectors stated.