A 45-year-old man,identified as Gautam Sarkar,committed suicide at central Mumbais Worli area on Wednesday. The deceased was a local tea-stall vendor at Gopal Nagar in the area.
Officers of the Worli Police said that Sarkar was found dead near his house on Wednesday evening.
He was found hanging. Initially,an accidental death report (ADR) was registered but we changed the case to a criminal case on the basis of the statement of the deceaseds wife, said senior police inspector Dipak Pawar of Worli Police Station.
In her statement to the police,Sarkars wife has alleged that four men from the area had allegedly threatened her husband on Tuesday following which he took his life.
We have registered a case under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) and 34 (common intent) of the Indian Penal Code. However,the persons have not been arrested as their role in the suicide has to be established first, said Pawar.
Sarkars neighbours have alleged that persons who are named in the complaint work with a local builder. The area is undergoing redevelopment and a local builder had been troubling Sarkar. He took his life because of the harassment, said local resident Shivshankar Singh.
Sarkar is survived by his wife and two children.