Featured Image: File photo the deceased bank employee.
By A Newsman
Howrah, 11 February: AN executive of a nationalised bank at Uluberia in Howrah has committed suicide accusing his colleagues of framing him in a case of unauthorised exchange of demonetised currency notes.
Rajat Chowdhury, 43, was found dead by the railway line near Uluberia railway station yesterday night. Government Railway Police personnel said he was run over around 09.10 pm by the Howrah-Panskura local train.
Prior to this, earlier in the evening, he had uploaded a post on his Facebook accusing two of his colleagues ~ Somnath Ghosh and Amit Nayek ~ of forcing him to sign an undertaking stating that Rajat was the one who had facilitated unauthorised exchange of demonetised currency notes.
Rajat was employed with the Uluberia branch of Union Bank of India. Based on the undertaking that he was allegedly forced to sign, the manager of his branch subsequently lodged a complaint with police against him.
In the Facebook post written in Bengali, he wrote: “They forced me to exchange the old notes and later lodged a police case against me. I am going away. Please look after my wife, daughter, and father. Please forgive me.”
Rajat was a resident of Baniban locality at Uluberia. His motorbike was found parked at the bank branch where he worked.
His wife Kabita has complained that the branch manager and colleagues were involved in the unauthorised exchange of demonetised notes, but passed on the blame on him. “They have pushed him to commit suicide. The matter should be probed thoroughly,” she said sobbing.