Chit fund owner,agent found dead

A CHIT FUND agent and owner of a company involved in collecting money from people in rural areas were found dead in different parts of the state on Thursday.

Kolkata | Published:May 17, 2013 1:08 am

A CHIT FUND agent and owner of a company involved in collecting money from people in rural areas were found dead in different parts of the state on Thursday.

Atanu Ghosh alias Bubai,who worked as an agent of a chit fund company called Icore,was found hanging at his in-laws’ house at Raikathpara in Jalpaiguri. The 33-year-old,who was unemployed for the last seven months,reportedly had collected Rs 80,000 for the company. “He was very disturbed after the Saradha incident,” said his mother-in-law,Pratima Deb. Police have sent the body for a post-mortem.

In Chuchura in Hooghly district,owner of a chit fund firm active in rural areas of Purulia and Bankura districts,was found dead in his garage. Police said Asim Bera,managing director of AMCO,is suspected to have consumed poison.

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