Delhi municipal school principal commits suicide

New Delhi A 50-year-old principal of a municipal school in Delhi committed suicide by hanging himself in his office early on Friday. According to police depression over his relatives not returning a loan seemed the reason for the extreme step taken by the victim.

Joginder Saroha, resident of Punjabi colony in west Delhi's Narela, was found hanging from his office room ceiling in the school premises in Narela area.

The school's security guard, Satish Kumar, found the principal hanging from a ceiling fan around 6.45 am and informed the cops, said a police officer.

According to Satish, the principal entered the school premises around 6 am. His body has been sent for post-mortem.

"A suicide note was found from the possession of the deceased. The note reveals that Saroha had given around Rs. 50 lakh loan to four relatives - Pawan, Pradeep, Pappu and Ashok - a few years ago, but they were not returning the money which led him to depression and he committed suicide," said the officer.

According to the suicide note, Saroha, who has been working as a principal in the school for two years, had sold a plot a few years ago and given the amount to his relatives.

A case of abetment to suicide has been registered against the four people named in the suicide note.

"Police investigation is on into the matter and the four people whom the deceased had given debt are being hunted," added the officer.
Story First Published: December 28, 2012 22:17 IST

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