Delhi: Scrap dealer kills himself, kin point to bank queues

Police said the deceased's body was handed over to the family after the post-mortem on Friday.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 26, 2016 12:43 am

A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in northeast Delhi’s Gokulpuri area on Thursday night. Preliminary investigation revealed that he was in heavy debt, but his family claimed he was depressed over not being able to deposit money in his account despite standing in long queues.

Police said the deceased was identified as Mohammad Shakeel. His body was handed over to the family after the post-mortem on Friday, a senior police officer said.

Shakeel’s family claimed that he had been visiting a bank branch nearby for the last few days to deposit installments for a loan he had taken, but he was unable to because of long queues following demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. However, police said nothing of this sort had emerged during investigation.

“Shakeel had borrowed money from many people and was not able to pay them back. He was depressed over it and committed suicide,” said a police officer.