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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