Kerala: Man commits suicide after refusing to return money deposited in bank account

A 52-year-old man committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance after a co-operative bank in Thiruvananthapuram allegedly refused to return the deposits in his account. Police officials said on Thursday that after consuming poisonous substance, Somasagaram, a resident of Marutathur, was admitted to the hospital here on April 19, where he died yesterday. He said that investigation into the matter has been started.

According to the FIR, officials of the Perumpazhuthur Co-operative Bank had refused to return his deposit of Rs five lakh despite repeated requests. It said that Somasagaram was under stress over the expenses of his daughter’s wedding and on April 19 he consumed poisonous substance.

Officials said he died in hospital on Wednesday night. Somasagaram’s 86-year-old father told reporters, “He (his son) had been requesting the bank to return the amount for the last six months, but the bank refused and even started threatening him.” Because of this attitude he took this step.

Meanwhile, bank officials told the media that the bank is facing financial crisis and is unable to return the deposits of customers, as there is a delay in recovering the loans. Officials claimed that due to excessive pressure, some customers’ money was returned. He said the bank had agreed to return the deposits by June 30 after Somasagaram attempted suicide.

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