Sacked, Ludhiana banker ends life; 2 officials booked

Sacked, Ludhiana banker ends life; 2 officials booked

Victim Raveesh Kumar

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, May 26

Depressed over his termination from the Sahnewal branch of a private bank, city youth Raveesh Kumar allegedly committed suicide by jumping into Sidhwan Canal at Doraha on Friday. His body was recovered from Gurthali Pul last evening.

The victim had recorded a video on his mobile phone in which he reportedly accused bank officials of harassment.

Records video before suicide 

Victim Raveesh Kumar had recorded a video on his phone in which he reportedly accused bank officials of harassment. In his message, Raveesh alleged that the managers had been taking bribes for sanctioning loans and he was often sent to collect “commission” on their behalf.

On the basis of the video and statement given by his father Rameshwar Ram of New Subhash Nagar Colony, Basti Jodhewal, the Sahnewal police have registered a case against the bank’s branch manager, Rohit Deveshar, and manager of gold loan branch Narinder Singh under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide) and 175 (refusal to provide document of any public servant) of the IPC.

Inderjit Singh, SHO, said the body had been handed over to the family after a post-mortem examination and an investigation in the case was on. He said no arrest had been made so far.

In his video message, Raveesh had alleged that both the managers had been taking bribes for sanctioning loans and he was often sent to collect “commission” on their behalf. He had alleged that after the bank reopened, he was not allowed to join duty and the manager told him that his services were terminated. He had also claimed that he was not given any termination letter and even salary was denied to him.

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