Allegedly harassed by moneylenders a businessman committed suicide at Chhatarpur town, 344 kilometres north east of Bhopal, in Bundelkhand region on Sunday night, said police.
Additional superintendent of police, Chhatarpur Jairaj Kuber said, “Dead body of the deceased Vikas Gupta, a resident of Hatwara ward in Kotwali police circle was found hanging from the ceiling in a room on Monday morning. Prima facie it appears to be a case of suicide. However, the autopsy report is awaited to know the cause of death.”
According to the ASP , a suicide note was found purportedly written by the deceased in which he blamed two moneylenders for harassing him and driving him to take the extreme step.
“The deceased who had a courier agency said in the suicide note that one Ravi Gupta was threatening him with dire consequences. Similarly, Har Swaroop was also exerting pressure on him to give him more than Rs one lakh”, he added.
The ASP said, “Police will take action after preliminary inquiry into the incident.”
The deceased’s father Shyam Bihari Gupta told the local media persons that both these persons had been harassing his son for a long time and asking him to repay hefty amount against loan taken by him whereas my son had not taken any loan from them. My son is survived by his wife and two children.”
Manoj Gupta, a relative of the deceased, told the media persons claimed that the deceased’s father had already paid Rs 25 lakh to the two accused but there were demanding more money.