Jet Airways Employee, Suffering From Cancer, Kills Himself: Police

Palghar, Maharashtra: Shailesh Singh, 45, jumped off the terrace of his four-storeyed building in Nalasopara East on Friday afternoon, an official said.

It was first employee suicide since Jet Airways stopped operations, according to an employees association

Highlights

  • A senior technician with Jet Airways allegedly committed suicide: police
  • An employees association however said he faced "financial constraints"
  • He was suffering from cancer, was undergoing chemotherapy, said police
Mumbai:

A senior technician with Jet Airways allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Palghar district due to depression as he was suffering from cancer, police said Saturday.

Shailesh Singh, 45, jumped off the terrace of his four-storeyed building in Nalasopara East on Friday afternoon, an official said.

As per functionaries of Jet Airways Staff and Employees Association, however, Mr Singh was facing "financial constraints" as employees of the grounded airline have not got salaries for a long time.

"He was suffering from cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy. Prima facie, it seems he was suffering from depression due to the ailment," the police official added.

It was the first suicide of an employee since the airline suspended operations, these functionaries claimed.

The dead man's son is also working in the operations department of the airline, they added.

Mr Singh is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

An accidental death case has been registered and a probe was underway into the incident, the police official said.

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