The man committed suicide in Lucknow due to harassment [Representative image]| Photo Credit: Stock Images
- The man’s mother, now deceased, accused four money lenders of aiding his suicide
- He said that one of the usurers forcibly took his son’s motorcycle, as a result of which he was disturbed
fortune: A 26-year-old man reportedly committed suicide by consuming a poisonous substance after being harassed by money lenders. The incident took place on Thursday evening in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
The mother of the deceased man accuses the loan sharks of encouraging suicide
The deceased has been identified as Prince Sonkar, residing in the locality of Nishatganj. After the suicide, his mother Jyoti approached the Mahanagar Police Station and filed a complaint against the accused. He said four money lenders – Raja Babu Sonkar, Ravi Sonkar, Simran Sonkar and Deepak Kashyap pushed his son to take the extreme step as they were harassing him. He said Prince had borrowed Rs 50,000-60,000 from them. He had repaid the money with all interest, but they continued to pressure him to pay more money, saying the loan money had not yet been repaid.
The complainant claimed that her son was under stress as the accused constantly harassed him. He added that Deepak Kashyap had forcibly taken his motorcycle a few days ago, as a result of which he was disturbed and committed suicide, according to a report by The Times of India.
Based on Jyoti’s complaint, police charged the accused with aiding and abetting suicide and robbery. Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Shalini said an investigation into the case has been launched.
In another incident, a transsexual, identified as Sabina (19), allegedly ended her life at her residence in Chennai, Tamil Nadu after cops confiscated her two-wheeler last month. Sabina, after noticing the policemen, parked the vehicle on the roadside near the Valluvar Kottam crossroads and walked away from it. When the carabinieri noticed the unattended vehicle, they took it to the police station.
Subsequently Sabina went to the police station to collect her two-wheeler. The carabinieri refused to return it because it did not have the vehicle documents. Then she went home and hanged herself.