Shankar Kumar Ojha, 55, resident of Sukhdev Nagar under Chas Police Station in Bokaro, committed suicide by hanging himself from a fan. The deceased’s wife had gone to her parents’ place the previous day for Jitia. The deceased’s son, mother and other family members were present at the house when he committed suicide.
Shankar Kumar Ojha used to work as munshi in a hotel and did some transport work as well. He had got two trucks financed from Chola Mandalam. One of the trucks met with an accident 15 days back and he was not able to pay the EMIs due to the lockdown. People say that non-payment of EMIs along with one on the trunks meeting with an accident could be the reason for him taking the extreme step. Chas Police have started their investigations.
SI Deepak Kumar Singh says prima facie this looks like a suicide case and the body has been sent for post mortem. He added that any further conclusions and investigations can only be drawn once the report is received.