Wife of Kingfisher Airlines worker commits suicide

Wife of Kingfisher Airlines worker commits suicide

By: || Updated: 04 Oct 2012 07:03 AM


New
Delhi:
The 45-year-old wife of an employee of crisis-ridden Kingfisher
Airlines on Thursday allegedly committed suicide, apparently depressed
over financial stress due to non-payment of salary to her husband and fear
of the airline being shut down.




Sushmita, the wife of Manas Chakarvarti who is a technician with
Kingfisher, was found hanging from the ceiling in her DDA flat in
south-west Delhi's Manglapuri at around 1:30 pm. Watch: Wife
of Kingfisher Airlines worker commits suicide in Delhi






She was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead.




A suicide note purportedly written by her was recovered from the spot in
which she spoke of being under financial stress due to non-payment of
salary to her husband.




"In the note, she said that her husband has not got salary for the past
four-five months and that she was unable to cope up with the situation,"
AK Ojha, Additional Commissioner of Police (South-West), told reporters.




She also expressed fear that the company may be closed down and her
husband may lose his job. In the note, she also said that no one else was
responsible for her taking the extreme step.




She is survived by her husband, who retired from IAF and then joined the
airline, and an 18-year-old son who is pursuing BTech from a college in
Assam. The body has been sent for postmortem.




Facing a financial crunch and with engineers and pilots going on strike
demanding payment of salary since March, the carrier had declared a
partial lockout.




In her suicide note, Sushmita said her husband and son are "very caring"
and she loved them.




"My husband works with Kingfisher and they have not paid him salary for
the last six months. We are in acute financial crisis and I am committing
suicide," the note said.




It was neighbours who found that she had committed suicide after Manas
informed them.




"The husband called her and she did not respond. Then he asked neighbours
to check. The neighbours then found her hanging," a senior police official
said.




Watch: Wife
of Kingfisher Airlines worker commits suicide in Delhi





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