‘Fiscal crisis’ drives youth to suicide - ECAS Punjab

‘Fiscal crisis’ drives youth to suicide

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Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 16

Depressed over his poor economic condition resulting from over a month-long curfew, a youth, identified as Sunil Seth of the local Katra Bhai Sant Singh area, allegedly committed suicide on Friday evening.

'Was denied help'

Due to the lockdown, Sunil Seth silpped into depression. His kin allege when the owner of the shop, where he used to work, refused help, he took the extreme step.

He was working as a salesman at a readymade garment showroom. His family members alleged that the owner of the store had refused to help him financially and didn't even give him salary.

They alleged that the store owner had called Sunil and asked him not to come till June 1. When he went to meet him, he gave him a small amount. He was upset over the crisis. His body was found hanging with the ceiling fan at his home last evening.

The family members said Sunil had borrowed money to meet the household expenditure during the lockdown and the lenders were asking him to return their money.

The police said action under criminal procedure code had been initiated on the basis of the statement of the family members. He said the body was handed over to the family after autopsy.

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