Businessman commits suicide, blames police for apathy

July 10th, 2008 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS  


Noida, July 10 (IANS) A businessman, who was allegedly being harassed by goons over a property deal, committed suicide here and left a note blaming the police inaction in the matter as the reason for his taking the extreme step. Nathhi Singh, who owned a manufacturing unit here, was found hanging from the ceiling of his bedroom in the early hours of Thursday, his family said.

According to the victim’s son, Singh had taken a plot on rent from S.K. Arora and in 2006 had brought the land for Rs.3.1 million.

“Although the full payment was made, the registered deed could not be completed since the documents were said to be mortgaged with someone else,” said Amit Singh, Nathhi Singh’s son.

“After some time, two property dealers - Sandeep Chaudhary and Mukesh Sharma - would frequently come and threaten my father to vacate the land. We were even threatened at gun point to vacate,” Amit alleges.

“We had lodged several complaints with the sector-20 police station but the police did not act on our complaints. We even had to bribe the policemen for registration of the complaint. My father could not tolerate the trauma and committed suicide,” he added.

Noida police chief R.K. Chaturvedi said that criminal cases have been registered against four people, including S.K. Arora, Sandeep Chaudhary and Mukesh Sharma, on the basis of suicide note recovered.

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