Delhi: Unable to exchange notes, man commits suicide

His wife, Rounak Basoya, said her husband had been depressed for several days as he had not been able to exchange the money.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 18, 2016 3:25 am

A 25-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his home in south Delhi’s Neb Sarai area. Sources said the man was depressed as he had failed to exchange Rs 12 lakh in demonetised notes.

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Police said the incident took place Wednesday morning. The victim, identified as Virender Basoya, was found hanging from a ceiling fan. However, police did not confirm if the reason behind the suicide was the ongoing currency crisis.

His wife, Rounak Basoya, said her husband had been depressed for several days as he had not been able to exchange the money. “He owned a television set showroom but business was not good. He also used to work as a money-lender and his dues were repaid in old currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000, which he had been trying to exchange.”

A senior police officer said Virender was going through financial problems, which could have led to his depression. “No suicide note was found. Necessary legal action has been initiated,” said additional DCP (south) Nupur Prasad.

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    Priyank
    Nov 19, 2016 at 4:47 am
    Just like it caused a 25-year-old man to commit suicide. Tomorrow they'll blame road accidents, other natural deaths and army deaths at the border on Demonetization
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      Priyank
      Nov 18, 2016 at 3:22 am
      Demonetization caused an earthquake yesterday in north India
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        Ranveer Singh
        Nov 18, 2016 at 8:50 am
        Really... How?
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          src
          Nov 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm
          He could have easily taken her wife to any Govt hospital in Delhi where they could have used his old notes.. AIIMS, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge medical college etc r the best of hospitals in Delhi n all of them r Govt hospitals.. And she had complications related to pregnancy.. U don't need 12 lakhs for treatment of any complication at 6 months of pregnancy.. 1 Lakh would hv been more than enough that he could hv deposited in any bank without any tax. And a 25 yrs old man, separated from parents, has 12 lakes in cash at home?? Is that not fishy?? He must hv committed suicide for the fear of being caught with his black money, not for his love towards his wife or their child inside her
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