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‘Suicide’ by retired headmaster of Hare School

Sunil Kumar had gone into a “depression” over the failure of the state government to disburse his pension
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Snehamoy Chakraborty   |   Calcutta   |   Published 18.08.22, 01:38 AM

A retired headmaster of the Hare School in Calcutta apparently hanged himself at his home in East Burdwan on Tuesday evening because he was facing financial difficulties as monthly pension had eluded him even after retirement three years ago.

Sunil Kumar Das, 63, had served at the Hare School on College Street for over a decade after stints in Malda and Murshidabad districts. Family members said Sunil, who had retired as the headmaster in September 2019, had gone into a “depression” over the failure of the state government to disburse his pension. Sunil’s residence is at Debipur village.

The family members said Sunil didn’t get the pension because he couldn’t complete all paper works.

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