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Indore: Harassed by bribe seeking PWD officials, govt contractor ends life


Indore: A 40-year-old government contractor, who consumed some poison substance in Gujarat, died during treatment in a city hospital on Wednesday. A two-page suicide note was also recovered in which he held money lenders and bureaucrats responsible for his extreme step. The deceased has been identified as Prakash Parihar, a resident of Mahalaxmi Nagar area of the city. He had gone to Ambaji in Gujarat a few days ago where he consumed some poisonous substance in a hotel leaving behind a suicide note.

Hotel employees informed his family members and he was rushed to a local hospital. Later, family members brought him to city and admitted in a private hospital in Bhanwarkuan area where he died during treatment on Wednesday. City police registered a case and forwarded it to Ambaji police for further investigation. It is said that after writing the suicide note, he forwarded it to his wife on whatsapp.

In his suicide note Parihar had stated that that he got a contract for constructing Anganwadi buildings some months ago and constructed 40 buildings but the PWD officers did not clear his bills. They were demanding bribe for passing the bills which he could not meet. Parihar had wrote some names of the officers in the note and mentioned that he had also lodged complaints with senior officers of the department but no action was taken against the corrupt officers.

Parihar also mentioned in the note that he had borrowed lakhs of rupees from private money lenders and repaid it with interest. But they were still harassing him for more money as interest. He wrote 11 money lender’s name in his suicide note. Later, he apologised to parents for his taking such an extreme step.

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