Accountant who lost his job falls to death
A 63-year-old man who police said lost his job during the lockdown died after falling from the roof of his four-storey building on Golf Club Road early on Friday.
Police said Soumitra Sen, who worked in the accounts section of a private firm, killed himself. No suicide note has been found, officers at Jadavpur police station said.
Sen was found lying with critical injuries in front of the building where he stayed — P/45 Golf Club Road — around 3am on Friday. He was taken to Baghajatin State General Hospital, from where he was referred to a private hospital in Dhakuria.
He was declared dead on arrival at the private hospital.
“The deceased person’s family and neighbours said he had been upset over the past few months. He was an accountant at a small firm, which closed down during the lockdown. He had been jobless since,” said a police officer.
Sen is survived by his homemaker wife and a daughter, who is a student, the police said. Metro could not speak to Sen’s family.
The police have started a case of unnatural death.
There have been multiple cases of suicide by people who were hit hard financially during the lockdown. Many organisations closed down during the period and others sacked employees to cut costs.
Many organisations have changed the nature of their business and started afresh.
A few months ago, a couple who ran a business of app cabs and had purchased mul-tiple cars with bank loans committed suicide at their rented apartment in the
Charu Market area. Their business had suffered losses during the lockdown and they had failed to pay their EMIs.