KOLKATA: A 26-year-old medical representative, who had lost his job during the lockdown, hanged himself to death at his home at Barasat’s Pramodnagar late on Monday. The victim, Bhajan Biswas, was reportedly under tremendous pressure from moneylenders.
When his body was recovered from his room on Tuesday morning, police came across a suicide note, where Biswas held a moneylender and his two associates responsible for his death. The same day, all three were arrested after the victim’s family members lodged a complaint against the trio at the Barasat police station.
According to residents of the area, Biswas was a medical representative and worked with a Kolkata-based pharmaceutical company. But he lost his job during the lockdown imposed to arrest the pandemic. “Earlier, my brother had bought a scooter, following which he had borrowed Rs 35,000 from Subhankar Karmakar alias Taison, a local moneylender. A portion of the loan had been repaid. But after losing his job, he couldn’t repay the rest of the money and asked Taison for some more time. But Taison and his two associates, Jugal Pal and Prabir Roy, kept threatening him with dire consequences in public,” said Swapan Biswas, Bhajan’s brother.
“They have been booked under Section 306 of IPC for abetment of suicide. They will be produced in a Barasat court on Wednesday,” a senior district police officer said.