A 70-year-old trader who allegedly consumed poison died during treatment in the hospital on Friday morning. He was being harassed by money lenders. He went to police station to lodge complaint against them after consuming poison. The police are investigating the case on the basis of written complaint, which he had given to police before his death.

Malharganj police station in-charge Sanjay Mishra said deceased was identified as Shakil Ahmed, a resident of Loharpatti. He reached police station and submitted a written complaint in which he mentioned names of money lenders who were harassing him and family for few days.

He came to police station and fell while parking his scooter there on Thursday. The policemen asked him but he could not say anything. He then submitted a written complaint after which his condition deteriorated.

Preliminary investigation revealed that his younger brother named Saleem had borrowed loan from private money lenders few months ago. Family had paid loan amount after selling their house situated in Dewas but the accused harassed them to pay interest. The accused often reached home and threatened family to pay more money. The family members were harassed by them for several days.

On Thursday, Shakil first went to Gandhi Hall under MG Road police station jurisdiction where he had consumed poison after which he reached Malharganj police station to submit complaint. He started vomiting there after that his family members were informed and he was rushed to hospital where he died during treatment on Friday morning.

Sources claimed that he mentioned the name of Rafiq, Banti Bhai, Amir Bhai, Haji Aslam, Mohsin, Imran Afan and Golu in the written complaint. Investigation is underway into the case. The statements of family members were recorded by the police.

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