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UP: Harassed by government official, businessman commits suicide

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 July 2019, 16:19 IST

Alleging harassment by a state government official, a flour-mill owner committed suicide here, police said on Wednesday.

Niraj Kumar consumed poison in the compound of Bijnor Collectorate on Tuesday. In a suicide note recovered from the spot, he claimed that he was being harassed by Vineet Saini, a junior engineer of the state power corporation.

According to police, Saini had booked Kumar in a power theft case.

The flour-mill is situated in Miranpur town in the district and the case is being probed by the official of that district, District Magistrate Bijnor Sujit Kumar said.

According to the officials, the deceased in a press conference on July 6 had sought permission for euthanasia from the President of India fed up by the alleged harassment.

Meanwhile, the engineer has been suspended by the power corporation department and an inquiry has been ordered in the incident, the official said.

The body has been sent for the post-mortem, police said.


First published: 10 July 2019, 16:19 IST