A 47-year-old clerk working with a city-based private college allegedly committed suicide on the institute premises on Tuesday. Based on the complaint by the wife of the deceased,police have now registered a case of abetment to suicide against four members of the management of the institute.
Lashkar police have identified the deceased as Iqbal Ahmed Khan,a resident of Sayyadnagar in Hadapsar. Police said Khan consumed poison on Poona College premises around 10.15 am. He was rushed to Sassoon Hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Senior inspector Sushma Chavan said,As per the complaint,Khan was harassed by the members of the management and was frustrated because of that. The complaint said Khan was told to work longer hours and often asked to be present on holidays. Police said Khan was working with the institute for the last 27 years.
Bashir Tamboli,a colleague of Khan,said,He had applied for leave for his daughters SSC exam. After the management denied leave,he sent the application by post and went on leave. After he came back,he was told by the management that he would not be paid for the leave period. He was harassed over this issue. No arrests have yet been made yet.
G M Nazaruddin,the principal of Poona College,said,This is a conspiracy against the college. Khan was provoked by some members of the staff. Some people who want to malign the colleges reputation are behind this.